Cemex selected a primary cement supplier for Bahamas tourist complex

Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced recently that it has been named the primary cement supplier for the Baha Mar tourist complex in Cable Beach, Nassau, being built by CCA Bahamas Limited. It is expected that the complex will house the largest entertainment center in the Caribbean and be completed in December 2014.

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Stronger 2011 construction equipment sales expected, but slower growth through 2014

Construction equipment manufacturers anticipate overall business to close out 2011 with double-digit increases over 2010 in the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Growth is expected to continue, but at a slower pace, for 2012 through 2014, according to the annual business outlook survey of Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Milwaukee-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry.

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Roanoke Cement's distribution terminals again honored by EPA

Officials at Norfolk, Va.-based Roanoke Cement Company, a Titan America business, announced that four of their cement distribution terminals have achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry, which recognizes plants that demonstrate a commitment to the environment by achieving a 10% reduction in energy intensity within five or fewer years.

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Sustainable Development Council releases guidelines for responsible quarrying

Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently released Guidelines on Quarry Rehabilitation, which provides practical guidance for managing the impacts of quarrying activities and ensuring that environments are properly revitalized. Led by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), the project was carried out by a group of member companies and is based on methods that they have successfully employed.

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