September Cement Shipments Up 14 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2013 were 7.9 million metric tons (Mt), up by 14 percent from the level in September 2012, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Surveys. Shipments for the year through September were 61.6 Mt, up by about 4 percent.

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Titan America’s Pennsuco Goes ‘Pink’

Titan America’s Pennsuco Goes ‘Pink’ The employees of Titan America’s Pennsuco plant cemented awareness of breast cancer in October by painting parts of its plant pink. The massive complex that contains a cement plant, limestone quarry, aggregates operation, block plant and ready-mix facility showed its dedication to beating breast cancer by coating the crushed stone area with a “fuchsia” glow.

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Cemex Begins $18 Million Housing Project in Dominican Republic

Construction has begun on 186 units of affordable housing in San Pedro de Macoris, a province of the Dominican Republic. The homes are part of the first stage of the Altos del Higuamo project, which includes the construction of 568 houses with a total investment of approximately $18 million, according to a statement released by Cemex. The first 60 units will be delivered in December 2013.

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