Five Cemex USA plants receive Energy Star Awards

Source: Cemex USA, Houston

Cemex announced recently that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded five of the company's U.S. cement manufacturing plants the 2011 Energy Star award.

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PCA unveils online learning courses

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

A leader in concrete and cement education for nearly a century, PCA is expanding its educational offerings with the debut of its online learning center.

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Cement Totals-May 2011

Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were about 6.5 million mt in May 2011, according to the USGS. This was 2.5 percent higher compared with shipments for May 2010. Total shipments for the year through May were approximately 24.8 million mt, about 1.0 percent lower than the same period in 2010.

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Arizona’s Drake Cement consummates Peruvian parent's U.S. entry

Officials of the Southwest’s newest integrated player held a mid-June grand opening for a $300 million, 600,000-plus-mtpy-capacity cement plant in northern Arizona. More than 10 years in the making, Drake Cement is located in Yavapai County, near the historic rail town of Paulden and 35 miles north of Prescott.

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