Argentina's Loma Negra facility awards Loesche mill contract

Source: Loesche, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Loma Negra cement factory Barker is situated close to city of Tandil in the province Buenos Aires in Argentina. For its Barker Coal-InterCement project, Loma Negra Cia. Ind. Argentina S.A. has signed an order for a vertical roller mill type Loesche LM 35.3 D. The objective of this project is the substitution of natural gas used for firing the rotary kilns.

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Cement Totals - February 2012

Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were 4.7 million mt in February 2012, according to the USGS. This was almost 29 perfect higher compared with shipments for February 2011. Shipments for the year through February were 9.3 million mt, up about 26 percent for the same period in 2011. Although continuing a trend of monthly increases that started in May 2011, the high percentage increase in January and February 2012, in part, reflected mild winter weather conditions.

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Lafarge North America headquarters shift: Dulles to O’Hare

A state incentive package valued at $6.3 million over 10 years, coupled with skilled-workforce availability and the prospect of closer proximity to a larger portion of its customers, has compelled Lafarge North America to move its northern Virginia headquarters to a location near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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Cement Totals

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were 4.6 million mt in January 2012, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This was nearly 25% higher compared with shipments for January 2011, and continued to reflect mild winter weather conditions and a trend of increased consumption that began in May 2011.

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