March Cement Shipments Drop Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2017 were about 7.5 million metric tons (Mt), slightly less than sales in March 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.

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Holcim (US) Plant Completes $100M Modernization

Holcim (US), a member of LafargeHolcim, unveiled its new plant at its Ada, Okla., facility after a three-year modernization project. The investment focused on construction of a new kiln line that would meet and exceed emission limits, improve operational performance and increase capacity to meet market growth. As a result, manufacturing capacity is anticipated to increase by 20 percent, producing approximately 682,000 metric tons of cement annually to support the region’s transportation and construction industries.

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PCA Announces Award Winners During D.C. Event

During last month’s Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Spring Board Meeting and Fly-In in Washington, D.C., the association recognized companies for their outstanding environmental and community relations efforts, creative safety enhancing projects, and outstanding safety performance in the manufacturing of portland cement.

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2017 Cement Directory

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