Four Buzzi plants receive Energy Star recognition

Source: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.

Buzzi Unicem USA recently announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded four of its plants the Energy Star label for their superior energy performance.

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Cemex Fairborn quarry receives Ohio reclamation award.

Source: Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association, Gahanna, Ohio

OAIMA recently awarded Cemex USA the 2011 Reclamation Achievement Award for the ongoing, successful reclamation of one of its partially-active quarries in Fairborn.

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Cement Totals—August 2011

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

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were about 7.9 million mt in August 2011, according to the USGS.

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Construction starts expected to stay flat in 2012, says outlook report

Source: McGraw-Hill Construction, New York

Although housing and commercial building construction starts may improve in 2012, they will be offset by weakness in the public works and institutional building sectors, says the Dodge Construction Outlook from McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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