Sullivan Predicts Cement Increases

At World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Ed Sullivan, executive vice president and chief economist for the Portland Cement Association, noted that the state of the economy is good. Sullivan’s presentation is one of the highlights of the show each year.

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HeidelbergCement Accelerates Efforts on Portfolio Optimization

HeidelbergCement announced that it has made good progress with the acceleration of its portfolio optimization during the past weeks. The company closed the divestment of its 50 percent share in Ciment Québec and its minority participation in Syria in December 2018. In addition, a former cement plant area within the Cairo metropolitan area has been auctioned, and the divestment of the Ukrainian business has been signed. Closing of the latter transactions is expected to occur in 2019.

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Continental Cement Plant Earns Energy Star Status

Continental Cement Co.’s Hannibal, Mo., cement plant recently earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification, which highlights the plant’s status within the top 25 percent of cement operations in the nation with regard to energy performance.

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LafargeHolcim Announces New Supply Chain Executive

LafargeHolcim announced that Kristin Beck will assume the role of senior vice president of supply chain for the United States. Beck has more than 23 years of experience in global supply chain and transportation management.

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