SCA Seeks Entries for Project of the Year Awards

The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announced nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. Projects in the United States completed or scheduled to be completed between Jan. 1, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2019, are encouraged to apply by Nov. 1.

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Argos Reportedly Wants a Summit Materials Merger

Colombian industrial conglomerate Grupo Argos has reportedly approached Denver-based Summit Materials about a merger, according to Reuters’ sources. The company would combine its subsidiary Cementos Argos, which currently operates six U.S cement plants and 15 terminals, with Summit in a deal to further bolster its U.S. footprint.

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Cemex Completes Cemex Go Deployment

Cemex announced it has successfully completed the deployment of its Cemex Go platform worldwide, setting the foundation for a higher standard of customer service in the global building materials industry. The digital solution automates order-to-cash workflows, enabling Cemex customers to purchase products, track deliveries and manage orders seamlessly in real time. 

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Eagle Materials Outlines Proposed Cement, Wallboard Business Split

A strategic portfolio review initiated in early April has spawned a board-approved plan to separate Eagle Materials’ principal businesses – portland cement and wallboard production –into independent, publicly traded corporations. The proposed separation is scheduled for completion during the first half of 2020, and will entail a tax-free spin-off of stock in Heavy Materials and Light Materials entities to Eagle shareholders.

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