LafargeHolcim to Convert Texas Plant to Low Carbon PLC

As part of a global effort to adopt more sustainable products and lower the industry’s carbon footprint, LafargeHolcim in the US announced that its Midlothian, Texas, facility will be the first cement plant in the country to fully convert to portland limestone cement (PLC). The decision to convert Midlothian to OneCem, part of the Envirocore blended cement portfolio, represents what…

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WCA to Hold Global Virtual Conference

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that its fourth annual conference will take place virtually this month. The Oct. 20-21 event will bring together global leaders and experts from the cement and wider hard-to-abate sector to showcase and discuss the work and progress the industry has made toward decarbonization, and what is needed in the years ahead. “This year’s conference…

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GCC Reports Strong First Half of 2021

Cement and concrete producer GCC announced positive results for the second quarter of 2021. Consolidated net sales increased 18.1% to $286.7 million, while EBITDA increased 18.6% to $97 million, with a 33.8% EBITDA margin. “GCC is off to an excellent first half of the year, we are very pleased with the results delivered – increasing top and bottom-line growth and…

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Flexicon Expands World Headquarters

Flexicon Corp. has expanded manufacturing space at its headquarters in Bethlehem, Pa., by 50,000 sq. ft. to meet increased demand for its bulk handling equipment and systems, said David Boger, executive vice president of Flexicon. The new space is slated primarily for warehousing of sub-assemblies, crating, and staging of assembled equipment. This includes stocking of Quick-Ship models of flexible screw…

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Cementos Argos Highlighted in Sustainability Index

Colombian cement company Cementos Argos is once again highlighted in the FTSE4 Good Sustainability Index for its solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. This year Argos is the only Colombian company to achieve an outstanding listing in the construction materials category. “We are very excited about being included in the FTSE4Good, because it recognizes the importance of sustainability management…

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PCA: Cement Consumption Continues to Climb

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Ed Sullivan presented the association’s annual summer cement market outlook, predicting an increase in cement consumption over the next four years. Cement consumption through June 2021 increased 7.4%, said Sullivan during a webinar presentation of the outlook. However, he noted that as residential construction strength has…

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