Cement Shipments Jump 8% in December

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2019 were 6.7 million metric tons (Mt), an 8.0% increase from shipments in December 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for 2019 totaled 101 Mt, an increase of 3.7% from those in 2018. 

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LafargeHolcim to Propose New Board Members

Two new members will be proposed for election to LafargeHolcim’s board of directors at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders, which is scheduled to take place on May 12.

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Lehigh Cement to Furlough Glens Falls Employees

Lehigh Cement Co. said it will lay off 54 of its 90 local employees in Glens Falls, N.Y., as a result of a slowdown in construction projects throughout the region caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reported the Times-Union.

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CEMEX Asks Employees to Take Reduced Pay

CEMEX has asked employees to voluntarily defer payment of 10% of their salaries for three months, part of a raft of measures to combat the impact of the coronavirus, reported Reuters.

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