PCA Recognizes Associate Members’ Accomplishments

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of its inaugural Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards, which recognizes associate members’ accomplishments in the advancement of cement manufacturing over the previous year. Associate members are suppliers, engineers and consultants that support cement companies in the production of high-quality cement in the most energy-efficient and environmentally sound way possible.

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HeidelbergCement Releases Sustainability Report

HeidelbergCement published its Sustainability Report 2017, which focuses on targets, measures and achievements of the company’s sustainability management for the business year 2017. The report highlights the successes and aims of corporate sustainability management, as well as the HeidelbergCement’s activities in the arena of environmental protection, employees, workplace safety and social responsibility.

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Barbados to Enforce 60 Percent Cement Tariff

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) reinstated extra-regional tariffs on cement imports into Barbados, reported the Daily Nation. In an interim decision on July 17 by CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders, the regional court ordered Barbados to “restore and enforce” a 60 percent import duty on hydraulic cements imported from outside the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Elementia Plans New $30m Plant in Mexico

Elementia announced the development of a cement grinding facility in Progreso, a port city in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, with a total investment potentially reaching $30 million. A production line will have an installed capacity of more than 250,000 tons per year.

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