Ash Grove Midlothian plant set for $125 million modernization

Source: Ash Grove Cement Co., Overland Park, Kan.

Ash Grove Cement’s board of directors approved a $125 million dollar-plus investment in the company’s Midlothian, Texas, plant at its May meeting. A new preheater, precalciner production system will make Ash Grove’s facility among the lowest emitting cement producers in Texas.

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Stull takes helm of Lafarge U.S. businesses

Source: Lafarge North America Inc., Reston, Va.; Staff reports

The board of Lafarge NA has appointed John Stull president and chief executive officer for aggregate, cement and concrete operations in the United States, bringing all lines under a single leader.

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Lafarge Canada heeds safety directive in switch to 44-lb. cement bag

Sources: Lafarge Canada, Calgary; Staff reports

Recognizing the Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety-recommended, 23-kilogram (50-lb.) threshold for objects workers regularly handle, Lafarge Canada has introduced a 20-kilogram (44-lb.) alternative to the traditional 40-kilogram (88-lb.) cement bag.

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Cemex to supply Central America's first Metro line

Source: Cemex, S.A.B. de. C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

Cemex announced that it is supplying nearly 100,000 tons of cement for the construction of Line 1 of the Panama Metro, a stretch of approximately 14 km that is intended to connect two key hubs of the metropolitan area of Panama City. With this project, Panama would become the first country in Central America with a Metro system.

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