Kespry to Host Free Drone Webinar

RR060917 dronesKespry is hosting a free drone webinar on June 15 at 2 p.m. EST for those interested in learning how actionable insights from drone data are saving companies time and money. Brian Biggerstaff, environmental manager at CSA Materials, will discuss how his company uses the Kespry Automated Drone System for inventory management, environmental management and visualizing shot blasts.

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March Cement Shipments Drop Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2017 were about 7.5 million metric tons (Mt), slightly less than sales in March 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.

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Vallejo Council Delays Decision on Cement Project

The Vallejo, Calif., city council approved a resolution to reconsider a proposed cement plant and shipping terminal in south Vallejo by January 2018, reported sfgate.com. Orcem California and Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) have six weeks to come up with a better description of the project and will be allowed to finish a final environmental impact report before the council makes a final decision.

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Holcim (US) Plant Completes $100M Modernization

Holcim (US), a member of LafargeHolcim, unveiled its new plant at its Ada facility after a three-year modernization project. The investment focused on construction of a new kiln line that would meet and exceed emission limits, improve operational performance and increase capacity to meet market growth. As a result, manufacturing capacity is anticipated to increase by 20 percent, producing approximately 682,000 metric tons of cement annually to support the region’s transportation and construction industries.

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2017 Cement Directory

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