St. Marys Cement Awarded $150M in Private Activity Bonds

Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approved St. Marys Cement’s inducement resolution, awarding approximately $150 million in private activity bonds for the expansion of the company’s Charlevoix plant, reported The Peninsula.

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Cemex Receives Prestigious Preventico National Award

The National Insurance Institute (INS) of Costa Rica presented Cemex with the 2016 Preventico National Award in each of the program’s four categories. Cemex received gold in “Best Practices in Road Safety Management” and “100% Committed to Prevention (Manager of the Year)” categories as well as silver in the “Best Practices in Occupational Health & Safety” and “Corporate Companies with Improved Security Indicators” categories.

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July Cement Shipments Sees Double-Digit Drop

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2016 were about 8.1 million metric tons (Mt), down by nearly 13 percent from sales in July 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Although sales in July have typically been less than those in June, in 2013 through 2015 July sales were higher; the July 2016 sales may represent a return to normal consumption patterns.

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Conveying Energy

New Technology Generates Power Using Energy Created by Conveyor Belts.

By Mark S. Kuhar

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