Watson takes helm at Cemex USA, joins Monterrey executive committee

As part of a global management realignment around six regional units in mid-March, Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. named Karl Watson, Jr., president of Cemex USA in Houston. He had served as Eastern region president, based in West Palm Beach, and is the top Rinker Materials Corp. executive to have transitioned to Cemex USA.

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Cemex begins supplying 500k+ tons for Panama Canal expansion

Cemex has begun supplying cement as part of its contract to provide over 500,000 tons of cement to “Consorcio Grupo Unidos por el Canal,” the primary contractor for the Panama Canal expansion project. The contract represents an integral phase of the Canal expansion project, which includes two locks, the excavation of access channels to the new locks, and the widening and deepening of navigational channels.

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Cement production hits 28-year low

The U.S. Geological Survey reported its final 2010 domestic cement statistics, confirming the historically weak consumption levels in Portland Cement Association forecasts. Last year saw about 61 million tons of portland cement and 1.8 million tons of masonry cement produced at 102 plants in 36 states, plus two plants in Puerto Rico. Overall production was the lowest since 1982 and reflected continued plant closures or indefinite shutdowns.

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PCA Economist Sullivan presents tepid residential outlook at IBS

Ed Sullivan, Portland Cement Association's chief economist, presented his residential construction forecast and how it compared to the consensus of construction economists’ expectations at the 2011 International Builders’ Show on Jan. 12 in Orlando, Fla.

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