Votorantim Cimentos Opens Plant in Cuiabá

During the April 11 opening of the new Votorantim Cimentos plant in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, it was expressed that the plant’s mission was to produce around 1.2 million tons of cement a year. The growth in demand by the homebuilding industry in the state has expanded by 9 percent in the first quarter alone over the previous year. Against this backdrop, the plant has the challenge of doubling the productive capacity in the region where the company already has a plant in the town of Nobres.

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Cemex Agrees to Reduce Emissions, Pay $1 million Fine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Cemex Inc., the owner and operator of a portland cement-manufacturing facility in Lyons, Colo., has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln and pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

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Cement Shipments Increase in January

According to the latest USGS Mineral Survey report, total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for January 2013 were about 4.8 million metric tons (Mt). This was 5 percent more than shipments in January 2012.

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Canada Green Building Council, Holcim (Canada) Advance Sustainability

As Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) first Gold National Sponsor, Holcim (Canada) will play a key role in the group’s National Conference and Expo 2013, June 4-6 in Vancouver, and the implementation of EcoDistricts, an initiative aimed at working with professionals, cities and community groups to transform neighborhoods.

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