Cement Production, Consumption Slightly Increase in 2011

According to an advance release of the U.S. Geological Survey’s 2011 Minerals Yearbook, production of portland and masonry cement in the United States increased by 2.2 percent in 2011 to a total of 67.9 million metric tons (Mt). Monthly production was erratic overall, showing year-over-year gains of more than 10 percent in March, November and December, but declines or essentially stagnant outputs in the other months. While the 2011 output is welcomed as an improvement by the industry, it’s the third lowest since 1992 and was 31.4 Mt less than the record output in 2005.

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TXI Achieves Operational Status for New Kiln

Texas Industries Inc. announced that the second kiln at its Hunter cement plant, near New Braunfels, Texas, has achieved operational status. Following a successful commissioning process which began in November 2012, the 1.4-million-ton kiln line has realized its design performance capabilities and is producing efficiently.

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Cemex Named Most Innovative Enterprise

Cemex has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards in the category Innovative Enterprise, recognizing the company’s efforts to help drive and shape the future of global manufacturing. The award was given at the 9th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla.

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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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