Cemex Begins $18 Million Housing Project in Dominican Republic

Construction has begun on 186 units of affordable housing in San Pedro de Macoris, a province of the Dominican Republic. The homes are part of the first stage of the Altos del Higuamo project, which includes the construction of 568 houses with a total investment of approximately $18 million, according to a statement released by Cemex. The first 60 units will be delivered in December 2013.

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Bel-Ray, Marco Announce Expansion into Columbia

A U.S.-based specialty lubricant company announced the expansion of service with Marco for the distribution of their mining and marine product lines in Colombia. Marco is a mining service company operating in Chile, Peru, Panama, Ecuador and now Colombia.

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City Council, Regional Agencies Host Meeting About Lehigh Cement

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the city council of Cupertino, Calif., hosted a forum in early September to update residents on regulatory agencies overseeing Lehigh Southwest Cement’s Cupertino facility and to learn about the latest mandates from the agencies. Updates were given by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), County of Santa Clara, and San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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Roanoke Cement’s Terminal Wins Safety Award

Roanoke Cement Co.’s Front Royal, Va., terminal was awarded Portland Cement Association’s 2013 Terminal Safety Award for 12.75 years without a lost time accident. PCA President Greg Scott presented the award at the terminal earlier this summer.

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