Cartes Group Fined Nearly $80K for Clearing Trees

Local media in Paraguay reported Cartes Group receiving a $79,500 fine for cutting down trees where its proposed cement plant will be built near San Lazaro, Concepción. The company will also have to pay $1.8 million toward gaining environmental certificates for the $180 million project. Cartes Group purchased Calera Risso, the company planning to build the new plant, in late 2018.

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Caribbean Court of Justice Yet to Rule on Rock Hard Cement Case

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) reserved judgement last month on whether to back the previous rulings of regional and global watchdogs that Rock Hard Cement, imported from outside the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is exempt from higher taxes applied to third-country goods, reported Barbados Today.

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SCA Seeks Entries for Project of the Year Awards

The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announced nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. Projects in the United States completed or scheduled to be completed between Jan. 1, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2019, are encouraged to apply by Nov. 1.

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Argos Reportedly Wants a Summit Materials Merger

Colombian industrial conglomerate Grupo Argos has reportedly approached Denver-based Summit Materials about a merger, according to Reuters’ sources. The company would combine its subsidiary Cementos Argos, which currently operates six U.S cement plants and 15 terminals, with Summit in a deal to further bolster its U.S. footprint.

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