ChemCare and Lafarge Subsidiary Reach Alternative Fuel Milestone

Global chemical distributor Univar Inc. has shipped its 100 millionth gallon of fuel-quality waste for reuse from its waste chemical business, ChemCare, to Systech Environmental Corp., a subsidiary of Lafarge. The achievement is the result of a 25-year partnership in environmental waste management between the two companies.

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Silica Proposal Sparks Industry Pushback

Millions of workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica each year in many industries, including construction, mining, abrasives, tunneling, quarrying, cement and concrete, glass making, foundries and steel production, sandblasting, hydraulic fracturing operations, silica flour production, and pottery production. Prolonged overexposure can cause silicosis, lung cancer and a host of other deadly illnesses, according to the U.S Department Of Labor.

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Essroc, Cemex Swap Assets

Essroc has acquired a cement terminal in Indianapolis from Cemex as part of an asset exchange that included Essroc's bulk cement terminal in Charlotte, N.C. This transaction is a further strategic move for Essroc in its ongoing consolidation around core geographies and key operations.

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