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EPA and Nevada Cement Reach Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with the Nevada Cement Co. to install new air pollution control technology at its Fernley, Nev., facility and replace a heavy-duty diesel truck and a diesel railcar mover at the facility with clean emissions vehicles. The agreement improves Nevada Cement’s compliance with federal clean air laws and resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

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Gebr. Pfeiffer’s MPS Swing Mill Exceeds Plant’s Expectations

Gebr. Pfeiffer replaced aging ball mills at the Hormicreto clinker plant in Cuenca, Ecuador. The new grinding solution not only reduced the plant’s energy consumption but also improved the overall grinding efficiency, allowing the plant to increase production from a single mill. By utilizing the Pfeiffer Swing Mill technology, the plant is able to switch between raw material and clinker grinding using just one mill.

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PCA: Sustained Growth in Cement Consumption Through 2018

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced it expects U.S. cement consumption to reach 3.5 percent annual growth during the remainder of 2017 and 2018, based on analysis of data and policies likely to impact the industry in the years ahead. Late last year, PCA changed its initial U.S. cement consumption prediction for 2017 from 4.2 percent to 3.1 percent growth.

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LafargeHolcim Taps Sika Exec as New CEO

LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Jan Jenisch as chief executive officer, effective October 16. He succeeds Eric Olsen who announced his resignation in late April, effective July 15, due to fallout from the company’s admission that it had struck deals with armed groups in Syria. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess will become the interim CEO during the transition period.

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