WCA Announces New Vice President

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that it has appointed Mohammed A. Al-Garni as vice president. As well as being a long-standing director and board member of the WCA, Al-Garni is chief executive officer of Saudi Cement Co.

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Caribbean Cement Names New Manager

Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd. announced the departure of General Manager Peter Donkersloot Ponce. Yago Castro, currently the general manager of Arawak Cement Co. Ltd., will succeed Donkersloot Ponce, effective Aug. 1. Both Carib Cement and Arawak are members of the Cemex Group.

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Lehigh Cement Receives Air Permit for Plant Modification

Lehigh Cement Co.’s Mitchell, Ind., plant received the necessary permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to begin construction of a new cement kiln system. The company will invest more than $600 million in an expansion project at the Mitchell facility, making it the largest undertaken by Lehigh Hanson in North America.

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LafargeHolcim Launches ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ Initiative

LafargeHolcim announced the launch of a four-year “Plants of Tomorrow” plan to upgrade its production process with artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies. The initiative is one of the largest roll-outs of Industry 4.0 technologies in the building materials industry.

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