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MPA supports minerals conference

MPA supports minerals conference

The Mineral Products Association supported the CBI Minerals Group’s ‘Living with Minerals 5’ (LWM5) Conference.

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Cement consumption down 11% y/y in Andalucía in October 2014

Cement consumption down 11% y/y in Andalucía in October 2014

In the first ten months of 2014, consumption in Andalucía came in at approximately 1.52 million t, down 2.9% y/y.

Cement news highlights: 17 – 21 November

Cement news highlights: 17 – 21 November

A round-up of this week’s key cement news stories, from new appointments at the Portland Cement Association to the latest regional cement statistics.

Martin Engineering celebrates 70th anniversary

Martin Engineering celebrates 70th anniversary

US-based Martin Engineering is celebrating 70 years of innovation in bulk materials handling.

ContiTech and Techmi build Europe’s longest conveyor for French cement plant

ContiTech and Techmi build Europe’s longest conveyor for French cement plant

The longest conveyor belt in Europe recently went into operation at Vicat’s cement plant in Montalieu, France.

 

UK construction: new home contracts at highest level since 2008

UK construction: new home contracts at highest level since 2008

The total number of contracts for new homes awarded in October increased by 9.2% from the month before and by 34.2% compared to October 2013.

Startup launched to commercialise new cement-like material

Startup launched to commercialise new cement-like material

Former University of Arizona student David Stone is setting up Iron Shell to commercialise Ferrock™, described as an eco-friendly cement substitute.

Cement sales improved month-on-month in Ecuador in October 2014

Cement sales improved month-on-month in Ecuador in October 2014

Round-up of the latest cement statistics for Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Cataluña.

ThyssenKrupp generates net profit for the first time in three years

ThyssenKrupp generates net profit for the first time in three years

ThyssenKrupp achieved net earnings of €195 million and earnings per share of €0.38 in the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year.

 

European construction fell by 1.8% in September

European construction fell by 1.8% in September

In September 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.9% in the EU28 compared to August.

Timken to expand its bearings line with Revolvo acquisition

Timken to expand its bearings line with Revolvo acquisition

The Timken Company has announced its intention to acquire the assets of Revolvo Ltd, which produces ball and roller bearings for industrial applications.

HeidelbergCement reportedly closes cement plant in Ukraine

HeidelbergCement reportedly closes cement plant in Ukraine

The German cement company has suspended operations at its plant near Donetsk, according to the Financial Times.

Cemex UK has contributed to the construction of 25 000 new homes over the last 12 months

Cemex UK has contributed to the construction of 25 000 new homes over the last 12 months

Cemex has provided an overview of the UK infrastructure projects it has been involved in recently, which range from a new airport terminal to an onshore gas plant.

 

Lafarge Malaysia reports loss in third quarter

Lafarge Malaysia reports loss in third quarter

Lafarge Malaysia has recorded a 54% drop in net profit for 3Q14, attributed to lower revenues and higher costs.

Cementir Holding 9M14 results in line with expectations

Cementir Holding 9M14 results in line with expectations

Though revenue was affected by currency depreciation and a slowdown in some markets, the Italian cement company reduced debt and grew EBITDA over the first nine months of the year.

Portland Cement Association names new President and CEO

Portland Cement Association names new President and CEO

The PCA has elected James G. Toscas as President and CEO, John Stull as Chairman and Karl Watson Jr. as Vice-Chairman.

CCI approves JP Associates’ proposed sale of Haryana assets

CCI approves JP Associates’ proposed sale of Haryana assets

India’s Competition Commission has approved Jaiprakash Associates’ proposed sale of its cement grinding unit at Panipat, Haryana, to Shree Cements.

 

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