Lafarge Canada Named Top Employer for Young People

Lafarge Canada has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2020, a special designation that recognizes employers that provide the best workplaces for young people just starting their careers.

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U.S. Slag Cement Shipments Continue Double-Digit Increase

Slag cement shipments are still on the rise, with 2019 seeing a 10.8% increase over 2018 totals. This marks the fourth consecutive year of double-digit percentage growth in shipping totals across the United States. The Slag Cement Association (SCA) attributes this rise in part to slag’s measurable benefits in concrete, including better workability and finishability, reducing thermal stress, higher compressive and flexural strengths, and improved resistance to aggressive chemicals.

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USGS Releases Preliminary Cement Production Volume

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released its 2020 Mineral Commodity Summaries publication, in which it gives its first, preliminary look at 2019 U.S. cement production. According to the publication, total portland cement production was approximately 86 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 2.5% over 2018, while masonry cement production continued to remain steady at 2.4 Mt.

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