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Tag: portland cement

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Holcim US joins Carbon Capture Coalition

April 25, 2022By

Holcim US was unanimously approved to join the Carbon Capture Coalition, making it the first cement and concrete company to join the coalition.

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Cemex continues commitment to PLC

April 7, 2022By

Cemex USA is increasing production of portland limestone cement (PLC) at its plant in Lyons, Colorado, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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USGS: Fourth-quarter aggregate production up 7 percent

March 4, 2022By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which collects production data through quarterly surveys, offers details about recent crushed stone, sand and gravel outputs.

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Modifying a concrete mix design to replace higher carbon materials with lower carbon ingredients is one way to reduce an environmental footprint. Photo: Thomas Northcut/DigitalVision/Getty Images

PCA leaders make the case for carbon neutrality

June 25, 2021By

While some environmental policymakers push for fewer construction materials, Portland Cement Association (PCA) leaders say concrete and cement are the solution to a more sustainable world.

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Quarterly concrete, agg revenue down at Eagle Materials

January 28, 2021By

The decline, however, reflects the sale of the company’s northern California concrete and aggregate businesses during the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

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Aggregate production down in second quarter 2020

September 4, 2020By

While second-quarter crushed stone production for consumption dropped 2.3 percent, sand and gravel was set back 4.6 percent.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Aggregate production up 8 percent in third quarter of 2019

December 11, 2019By

Crushed stone production was up 9 percent while sand and gravel production was up 5 percent, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

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Modest growth forecasted for cement in 2018, 2019

April 10, 2018By

The Portland Cement Association anticipates impacts from an infrastructure stimulus to likely hit in 2019, 2020.

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