July Cement Shipments Jump 9.4 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2018 were about 9.3 million metric tons (Mt), up by 9.4 percent from shipments in July 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled about 55.2 Mt, up by 3.8 percent from those for the same period in 2017. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in July 2018 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, and these accounted for about 40 percent of the country total.

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IEEE-IAS-CIC East Coast Subcommittee Announces Technical Conference

The IEEE-IAS-CIC East Coast Subcommittee 2018 Technical Conference will be held Oct. 25-26 at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown, Pa. The program will provide plant personnel with timely technical information through workshops and presentations.

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PCA Emphasizes Importance of Alternative Fuels Policy Reform

During a roundtable meeting with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) commended the progress the agency has made with their Smart Sectors program, while also calling for changes to its non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. The cement industry is one of the 14 industries participating in the Smart Sectors program.

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LafargeHolcim Completes Modernization of Weirton Cement Terminal

LafargeHolcim completed a multi-million-dollar modernization project that restored and expanded a cement terminal at its Weirton, W.Va., facility. The site, which had been inactive for 10 years, will now be used to store and distribute the company’s specialty well cements for the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian region.

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