December Cement Shipments Up 3.5 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2017 were about 6.3 million metric tons (Mt), up by 3.5 percent from shipments in December 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in December 2017 were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.

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Cementos Argos, Grupo Calidra Form Lime Company

Colombian cement maker Cementos Argos and Mexican building materials producer Grupo Calidra have aligned to jointly form Caltek, a new company focused on the production of lime and related compounds, reported Finance Colombia.

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WCA Appoints Mathieu as Climate Program Director

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced the appointment of Bernard Mathieu as director of its climate program. In this role, he will lead the association's CEOs' Global Forum on Climate Change that aims to draft the WCA Roadmap on Climate Change. The forum will take place on June 27-28, 2018, in Paris.

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Cemex Plants Hit 1,000-Day Safety Milestone

Three Cemex USA cement plants are setting the pace with high safety standards, each reaching more than 1,000 days without a lost-time injury (LTI).

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