MAPEI Americas Adds Cement Additives to Portfolio

MAPEI is extending the production of its C-ADD Division (cement additives) to North America. The cement additives being introduced include grinding aids, strength enhancers, Cr(VI)-reducing additives and dust-control technology for all types of cement.

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MSHA Posts Fatalgram for 11th Metal/Nonmetal Mine Fatality

On Aug. 9, 2016, a 33-year-old leadman contractor with four years of experience was killed at Cemex’s Kosmos Cement Co. facility in Louisville, Ky. The victim was attempting to replace the lift cable pulleys on the barge loadout chute, when the anchor point for the temporary rigging separated from the chute and it unexpectedly fell. The falling chute caused the lift cables to tighten, which pinned the victim to the chute causing fatal injuries.

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Cement Industry Applauds B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan

The Cement Association of Canada praised the province of British Columbia on the release of its Climate Leadership Plan. Climate change is the single most important issue facing our society today and this plan lays the foundation for industries to play a major role in assisting government in meeting its 2050 targets.

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Essroc Plant Loses Zoning Appeal to Burn Alternative Fuel

The Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals deemed an earlier decision to allow Essroc’s Speed, Ind., cement plant to burn hazardous waste as void, reported the Courier-Journal. Essroc argued in a filing with the board that county officials were wrong to reverse an earlier determination that no zoning changes were needed for it to burn the chemical waste.

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2017 Cement Directory

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