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Vulcan expands its aggregates operations through acquisitions

Vulcan expands its aggregates operations through acquisitions

US-based Vulcan Materials Company has announced the completion of six further acquisitions in 3Q.

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British Safety Council conference

British Safety Council conference

This month will see the British Safety Council host its annual conference, with this year’s theme set as ‘Pushing health up the workplace agenda’.

ThyssenKrupp announces integration of its Australian operations

ThyssenKrupp announces integration of its Australian operations

ThyssenKrupp Australia is merging Uhde Shedden, Polysius and ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling to become ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia).

Algeria: cement import volumes grew 28% y/y in January – August 2014

Algeria: cement import volumes grew 28% y/y in January – August 2014

The value of cement imports into Algeria increased by 31% y/y to US$373.5 million in the first eight months of the year.

Newsbytes from India’s growing cement sector

Newsbytes from India’s growing cement sector

Cement is back on top in India, with expansion projects being announced and growth figures looking positive.

 

Court demands SON stays action on Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc

Court demands SON stays action on Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc

The Federal High Court has prevented the Standards Organisation of Nigeria from closing the facilities of Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc over failure to meet new directives pending a hearing.

Donaldson completes acquisition process for Northern Technical

Donaldson completes acquisition process for Northern Technical

Following the announcement in August that Donaldson planned to purchase the UAE’s Northern Technical L.L.C, the company has now confirmed that the acquisition has been completed.

GHACEM says stabilisation of the cedi would help bring cement prices down

GHACEM says stabilisation of the cedi would help bring cement prices down

Ghana Cement Company says that the appreciation of the local currency would help bring down cement prices, though power shortages are still an issue.

Zuari Cement to construct a new plant in Gulbarga

Zuari Cement to construct a new plant in Gulbarga

Zuari Cement, through its subsidiary Gulbarga Cement, is setting up a 3.23 million tpa cement plant and a 50 MW captive power plant in Gulbarga, Karnataka.

 

Lafarge India appoints new Non-Executive Chairman

Lafarge India appoints new Non-Executive Chairman

Jean-Carlos Angulo, Executive Vice President, Lafarge Group, will replace Uday Khanna as Non-Executive Chairman of Lafarge India.

Cemex enters into new credit agreement

Cemex enters into new credit agreement

Cemex has entered into a new credit agreement for US$1.35 billion with nine of the main lending banks from its Facilities Agreement dated 17 September 2012.

CAC supports Ontario government’s commitment to new alternative fuel regulations

CAC supports Ontario government’s commitment to new alternative fuel regulations

The Cement Association of Canada has announced its support of the government of Ontario’s renewed commitment to developing “new alternative fuel rules in 2014 to help big, energy-intensive industries reduce their GHG emissions.”

US: infrastructure investment key to manufacturers’ competitiveness

US: infrastructure investment key to manufacturers’ competitiveness

A report from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) calls for investment in infrastructure to maintain competitiveness with other nations.

 

Colombian grey cement production up 12.1% over the last 12 months

Colombian grey cement production up 12.1% over the last 12 months

DANE has released the latest cement statistics for Colombia, which indicate a rise in grey cement production and domestic dispatches in August 2014, the January – August period, and over the last 12 months.

The study of concrete’s atomic structure could improve its mechanical properties

The study of concrete’s atomic structure could improve its mechanical properties

According to researchers at Rice University, MIT and Marseille University, concrete can be better and more environmentally friendly by paying attention to its atomic structure.

ABB increases presence in Southeast Asia

ABB increases presence in Southeast Asia

ABB has built a second factory in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, and has inaugurated its new office in Yangon, Myanmar.

Holcim announces senior management changes

Holcim announces senior management changes

Urs Bleisch has been nominated to join the Holcim Executive Committee and Alain Bourguignon has been seconded to the joint Divestment Committee that has been set up to deal with the proposed asset disposals following the announcement of the LafargeHolcim merger.

 

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