Cement Totals—January 2012

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

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 USGS. This was nearly 25 perfect 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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Titan subsidiary acquires air quality permit for North Carolina cement plant

Sources: Carolinas Cement Co., Wilmington, N.C.; Staff reports

Officials from Carolinas Cement announced recently that parent company Titan America LLC was issued an air quality permit from the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) to construct a proposed 2.4 million-tons/year-capacity cement plant in Castle Hayne. The permit issuance comes after four years of technical review of the proposed facility and is a major step toward an integrated North Carolina operation, as Castle Hayne is strategic to the S&W Ready Mix business acquired by Titan in 2007.

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Congressional leaders join Rally for Roads

Source: Staff reports

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) were among 10 bipartisan members of Congress who convened with transportation construction interests at the second annual Rally for Roads: Make Transportation Job #1 in Washington, D.C.

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Lafarge Canada consolidates management responsibilities under Cartmel, Thibault

Source: Lafarge Group, Paris

Lafarge Group has appointed as senior leaders for Canada and U.S.-bordering businesses Bob Cartmel, six Eastern Provinces, and René Thibault, four Western Provinces, three Territories, plus the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest. Based in Toronto and Calgary, respectively, they are responsible for all operational, marketing and functional elements of aggregate, asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and construction and paving operations.

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