Cement Totals

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were about 7.9 million mt in August 2011, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This was 8.0% higher compared with shipments for August 2010. Total shipments for the year through August were approximately 46.7 million mt, slightly higher compared to the same period in 2010.

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Holcim celebrates safety milestones at 13 plants

Holcim (US) Inc. announced recently that 13 of its U.S. facilities achieved a milestone in employee safety—specifically no lost-time injuries, during August and September 2011.

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Essroc, Lehigh Hanson-backed team tests photocatalytic pavement

The Missouri Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, the Essroc Italcementi Group, and Lehigh Hanson, recently began extensive research on the environmental benefits of using concrete made with a new cement product in the construction of highways.

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