Illinois Cement Donates 68.7 Acres to Park System

Illinois Cement Co. donated approximately 68.7 acres of reclaimed land to La Salle, Ill.’s park system, reported La Salle NewsTribune. The majority of the acreage will be added to the city’s Rotary Park.  

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Argos Reportedly Wants a Summit Materials Merger

Colombian industrial conglomerate Grupo Argos has reportedly approached Denver-based Summit Materials about a merger, according to Reuters’ sources. The company would combine its subsidiary Cementos Argos, which currently operates six U.S cement plants and 15 terminals, with Summit in a deal to further bolster its U.S. footprint.

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LafargeHolcim Announces Megawatt Scholarship Winners

LafargeHolcim announced the three Paulding, Ohio, students who are recipients of this year’s Megawatt Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to local high school graduates in Paulding pursuing two-year or four-year STEM degrees.

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March Cement Shipments Decrease Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2019 were 7.3 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from the roughly 7.4 Mt in March 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through March totaled 19.4 Mt, an increase of 2.4% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.

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