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World Cement's Weekly Wrap: 8 June 2018

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A selection of some of the week's most popular stories from the team at World Cement.

What impact will tariffs have on the cement industry?

With the global trade back in the headlines, World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, considers what impact the imposition of tariffs could have on the cement industry.

CRH announces organisational changes

CRH will group its Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution and Americas Products divisions into one new Building Products division, as well as exploring the sale of its Europe Distribution business.

Umm Bab starts production on fifth clinker line

Qatar National Cement’s Umm Bab plant has started clinker production on its fifth line, which was supplied by French engineering company, Fives.

Modernisation work at Martres-Tolosane starts

The first phase of modernisation works at LafargeHolcim’s Martres-Tolosane plant has been launched.

Gebr. Pfeiffer holds technical seminar in Turkey

Gebr. Pfeiffer hosted almost 50 customers at a recent technical seminar in Antalya, Turkey.

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World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

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VDZ moves into new premises and reveals company rebrand

The group moved into its new premises at the beginning of September. The move to the new building has been accompanied by a new VDZ brand identity which can be seen for example on the company’s website or various print media.


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