MSHA Posts Lebec Cement Plant Fatal Accident Report

On Oct. 17, 2013, Fernando Rivera, a journeyman electrician, was seriously injured when he fell from a step ladder approximately 6 ft. onto a concrete pad below at Lebec Cement Plant, a quarry and cement plant owned by National Cement Co. of California Inc.

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Titan America Plant Replaces Coal with Waste

Titan America’s Medley, Fl., plant has begun using selected waste, such as car bumpers and scrap cardboard, as an alternative to coal in cement production, according to the Sun Sentinel. The company is the first to use the waste-to-cement process on a large scale in Florida, states industry experts.

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Dangote Looks to South America

Dangote Cement Plc, one of Africa’s biggest producer of building materials and Nigeria’s largest company, is looking at expanding in three South American countries and has signed a preliminary joint-venture agreement with one company, Dangote Group Executive Director Devakumar Edwin said.

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HeidelbergCement Closes Books on 2013

HeidelbergCement said it has brought the 2013 financial year to a successful close despite a very challenging environment, particularly in the second half of the year. The decisive factors in this achievement were the group’s geographical positioning in countries experiencing solid economic development in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in addition to successfully implemented price increases in major markets and the surpassing of saving goals from the FOX 2013 program.

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