August Shipments Up 3.1 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2016 were about 9.4 million metric tons (Mt), up by 3.1 percent from sales in August 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in August 2016 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for about 42 percent of the national total.

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PCA, MSHA Renew Safety and Health Alliance

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) renewed for another three years an ongoing alliance aimed at fostering safer and more healthful working conditions in the cement industry. Originally established in November 2008, the agreement has enabled PCA and MSHA to provide information, education and training, and technical assistance to help protect the health and safety of all cement industry employees.

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McInnis Cement Kicks Off Construction for Sainte-Catherine Terminal

In anticipation of the operation of its Port-Daniel–Gascons cement plant, McInnis Cement announced plans for the construction of one of its cement terminals that will be utilized to ensure the distribution of bulk cement to markets via their maritime services.

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Solidia Technologies Joins Effort to Develop Sustainable Alternative Cementitious Materials

Scientists from Solidia Techologies joined other leaders in infrastructure materials research gathered at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center to discuss the need for sustainable alternative cementitious materials in the face of America’s mounting infrastructure issues. Solidia Technologies’ Principal Scientist Sada Sahu, Ph.D., presented “Performance of Carbonated Concrete” during the third bi-annual Workshop on Emerging Developments Related to Alkali-Aggregate-Reaction (AAR) and the Use of Alternative Cementitious Materials (ACMs) in Highway Infrastructure.

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