LafargeHolcim Reports Second Quarter Results

LafargeHolcim reported a gain in net profit for the first half of 2016, increasing from CHF 318 million ($326 million) to CHF 452 million ($463 million), despite a decline in second-quarter net sales. For the second quarter, net sales were CHF 7.28 billion ($7.46 billion), 2 percent lower on a like-for-like basis.

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McInnis Cement Breaks Ground at First U.S. Terminal

McInnis Cement executives were joined by Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, City Council President Luis Aponte, ProvPort Board Chair Paul Moura and members of the Rhode Island business community to celebrate officially breaking ground at the company’s first U.S. terminal in the Port of Providence last month. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach $22 million when completed, estimated for this coming winter.

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Cement Industry Advocates for Infrastructure, Sustained Funding

Leaders in the cement industry joined the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for its first D.C. Fly-In held May 24-25. Members of the association hailed Congress’ passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as an important step in bringing the latest innovation and technology to America’s roads and bridges, but noted that there is more work to be done.

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Essroc Cement Defeats Opposition in Zoning Vote

Essroc Cement’s Speed, Ind., plant will be allowed to continue operations with its current zoning after a Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously dismissed an appeal of an earlier administrative opinion, reported the News and Tribune. Essroc Cement Corp. will keep its heavy industrial zoning classification despite its plans to use waste-derived fuel to reduce emissions.

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