Cement Totals

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were about 7.9 million mt in August 2011, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This was 8.0% higher compared with shipments for August 2010. Total shipments for the year through August were approximately 46.7 million mt, slightly higher compared to the same period in 2010.

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Holcim celebrates safety milestones at 13 plants

Holcim (US) Inc. announced recently that 13 of its U.S. facilities achieved a milestone in employee safety—specifically no lost-time injuries, during August and September 2011.

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