HeidelbergCement, EMBL Explore CO2 Reduction Solutions

HeidelbergCement and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have signed an agreement on a three-year collaboration to exchange scientific and technical knowledge. A new Memorandum of Understanding aims to encourage beneficial knowledge exchange in areas related to CO2 emission reduction, avoidance and recovery as well as driving innovation.

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Roanoke Cement Sites Earn WHC Recertification

Four Roanoke Cement Co. sites were recently recertified by the Wildlife Habitat Council during an event celebrating corporate conservation. The sites include Roanoke Cement’s Front Royal, Richmond and Bristol, Va., locations as well as its Winston-Salem, N.C., cement terminal.

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Cemex Opens Denver Distribution Terminal

Cemex USA recently launched operations at a new rail-served cement distribution terminal in Commerce City, Colo., that is designed to bring quality building materials to the Denver Metro area. The new terminal strengthens the company’s cement-distribution capabilities across Colorado, meeting the demands of the growing construction economy.

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LafargeHolcim Names New CFO

LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Géraldine Picaud as chief financial officer and member of the executive committee, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Current CFO Ron Wirahadiraksa, who joined LafargeHolcim from Philips in December 2015, has “decided to pursue opportunities outside the group,” according to the company.He will however remain in his role to provide a smooth handover to Picaud in due course.

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