Cemex Honored for Energy Efficiency, Land Stewardship

Cemex received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to conserving energy and land stewardship at its Victorville cement plant, which has served the California High Desert community for more than 100 years. Company representatives were presented with the award during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

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CRH to Acquire Ash Grove Cement

Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement Co. announced that shareholders controlling just over 63 percent of the company’s voting stock have approved an Agreement and Plan of Merger with CRH plc. The $3.5 billion transaction remains subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in late 2017 or early 2018.

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PCA: Cement Demand to Rise Due to Bridges Becoming Chokepoints

Higher volumes of vehicles on the road over the next 25 years is expected to increase cement consumption in the bridge sector, according to a new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The Bridge Market Assessment estimates the U.S. will need as many as 140,000 new bridges by 2040, nearly 60 percent or 81,200 of which will be made using cement.

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LafargeHolcim Reports Continued Growth

In the second quarter of 2017, LafargeHolcim delivered the fifth consecutive quarter of like-for-like Operating EBITDA Adjusted growth. The Middle East Africa, Latin America and North America regions all contributed to earnings momentum with the U.S., Nigeria and Mexico among notable performers. Despite positive results in India – which continued its recovery post-demonetization – the Asia Pacific region was weighed down by persistent challenging market conditions in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Earnings in Europe were marginally down for Q2, though underlying trends are positive.

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2017 Cement Directory

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