Italcementi to Appeal Decision in Antitrust Investigation

Italcementi S.p.A., HeidelbergCement`s Italian subsidiary, received notice of a fine decision of the Italian Competition Authority in an antitrust investigation mainly relating to alleged market coordination in the Italian grey cement markets, including concerted price increases. The fine amounts to €84 million ($99.2 million).

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FLSmidth Helps Cielo Azul Enter Cement Market

FLSmidth has been awarded an order from Cielo Azul Cementos y Calizas S.A. for engineering, procurement and supply of a complete cement production line with the latest environmental pollution control systems and technology. The facility will be located near the city of Treinta y Tres, approximately 300 km from Montevideo, and marks the established ready mix concrete player’s entry into the cement production business.

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March Cement Shipments Drop Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2017 were about 7.5 million metric tons (Mt), slightly less than sales in March 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.

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