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Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

Dec 16, 2015

Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

A worker at a cement plant in Iowa died after he was struck by a boom. According to Quad Cities Online, the man was at the cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa owned by Continental Cement Company on Tuesday when the accident occurred. He was ...

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Lehigh Hanson announces a new president and CEO

Oct 18, 2015

Lehigh Hanson announces a new president and CEO

Lehigh Hanson has named a new president and Chief Executive Officer to replace Daniel Harrington after 20 years with the company. Lehigh Hanson, which is apart of the HeidelbergCement Group, announced that Jon Morrish has taken over the helm for Harrington as of ...

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Thieves derail train in Mexico to steal 70 tons of cement

Sep 29, 2015

Thieves derail train in Mexico to steal 70 tons of cement

Thieves in Mexico derailed a train last week in order to steal upwards of 70 tons of cement. According to Mexico News Daily, the train was going through Tabasco, Mexico, when at least four train cars flew off the tracks at ...

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Lafarge makes moves leading up to merger

Jun 17, 2015

Lafarge makes moves leading up to merger

  With just weeks remaining until Lafarge becomes LafargeHolcim with the upcoming merger, the French aggregate company continues to make major deals across the world to expand. Lafarge struck a deal June 17 with Baring Private Equity to once again become the ...

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Cement consumption is up across the globe, but especially in North America

Jun 16, 2015

Cement consumption is up across the globe, but especially in North America

The world continues to use more and more cement each year, and North America is ahead of the curve when it comes to cement consumption growth. A new report from the Portland Cement Association had good news for aggregate producers: Global ...

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U.S. Concrete purchases New Jersey concrete company

May 26, 2015

U.S. Concrete purchases New Jersey concrete company

U.S. Concrete announced last week that it had acquired a New Jersey cement company to strengthen its New York presence. According to a press release from U.S. Concrete, the Texas-based company completed its purchase of Colonial Concrete Company in Newark, New ...

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MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

Apr 06, 2015

MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released the final report on an accident that occurred in Midlothian, Texas, on June 17, 2014. A 41-year-old cement truck driver with almost nine years of experience and site-specific hazard awareness training died ...

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Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

Dec 30, 2014

Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

From towns built around the limestone and aggregate industries to the Santa Monica Pier’s concrete pilings, the journey comes to a close. When we leave Barstow, Calif., for the final leg of our virtual trip along historic Route 66, we head ...

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Minnesota suffering from cement shortage

Nov 03, 2014

Minnesota suffering from cement shortage

Construction projects in Minnesota are struggling to get done in a timely manner due to a cement shortage. CBS Minnesota reports the shortage is due to flooding from the spring, and some problems at cement plants down south. "We have a problem ...

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Aggregates production way up in second quarter

Sep 25, 2014

Aggregates production way up in second quarter

Production of aggregates had a huge increase in production during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of the year. According to a quarterly  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), domestic production of construction materials (cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed ...

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Hanson using 62 percent recycled aggregates

Aug 21, 2014

Hanson using 62 percent recycled aggregates

Hanson Building Materials has indicated it is now using 62 percent recycled aggregates in precast concrete and concrete blocks. The company released the information in its 2014 Sustainability Report. That's a huge increase from 50 percent in 2012 and 55 percent in 2010. ...

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Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Aug 06, 2014

Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Holcim and Lafarge have announced the activities they plan to offload in Brazil in order to gain antitrust approval for their merger to create the largest cement maker in the world. The Swiss and French companies plan to sell several assets, including three ...

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