Dirk Hoke Appointed CEO of Siemens Large Drives Business Unit

Dirk Hoke started his new role as CEO of the Large Drives Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division on July 1.Dirk Hoke started his new role as CEO of the Large Drives Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division on July 1. Large Drives develops, manufactures and markets products, systems, solutions and services for drive engineering in industrial and infrastructure applications as well as sectors such as mining and cement.

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May Cement Shipments Up 6 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2014 were 8.1 million metric tons (Mt), up by about 6 percent from the level in May 2013, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through May were 31.2 Mt, up by about 6 percent from the same period in 2013.

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Riverside Cement Manager Awarded by ASTM International

David NorrisASTM International Committee C01 on Cement has presented the Award of Merit to David Norris, assistant plant manager at Riverside Cement, Oro Grande, Calif. The award and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

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