Cement Industry Advocates for Infrastructure, Sustained Funding

Leaders in the cement industry joined the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for its first D.C. Fly-In held May 24-25. Members of the association hailed Congress’ passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as an important step in bringing the latest innovation and technology to America’s roads and bridges, but noted that there is more work to be done.

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Essroc Cement Defeats Opposition in Zoning Vote

Essroc Cement’s Speed, Ind., plant will be allowed to continue operations with its current zoning after a Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously dismissed an appeal of an earlier administrative opinion, reported the News and Tribune. Essroc Cement Corp. will keep its heavy industrial zoning classification despite its plans to use waste-derived fuel to reduce emissions.

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Report: Vallejo Plant Will Not Have Disproportionate Impact on Residents

A recently released report concluded that a proposed marine terminal and cement facility in Vallejo, Calif., will not have a disproportionate impact on minority or low-income residents living near the site, reported the Vallejo Times-Herald. Air quality, greenhouse emissions and transportation associated with the project would not impose an undue burden on those groups, according to the Environmental Justice Analysis (EJA).

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LafargeHolcim Releases First Quarter Results

For the first quarter 2016, LafargeHolcim Ltd. posted a net loss of CHF 47 million ($48.4 million), an improvement of CHF 22 million ($22.6 million) compared with the same quarter of 2015 after the exclusion of divestment gains. Despite the net loss, the company said all 2016 targets are on track.

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