• Brazil:LafargeHolcim opens new Barroso line in Brazil

    Brazil: LafargeHolcim will strengthen its cement production network in Latin America today, with the opening of a new cement line at its cement plant in Barroso, Brazil. The group says that the construction of the new line at the existing Barroso site is part of the group’s stra

  • Heidelberg Cement Caucasus invests $120m in cement plant in Georgia

    HeidelbergCement Caucasus today announced it will renovate and develop its cement plant in Kaspi, Georgia’s Shida Kartli region over the next two years. To do this HC Caucasus teamed up with the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) and Hunnewell Partners, a private equity, asset ma

  • US Concrete to offer Senior Notes

    US Concrete Inc has announced that it proposes o offer US$350 million aggregate amount of senior notes due 2024, subject to market conditions and other factors, to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1993, as amended, and to certain no

  • OMAN - Raysut Cement launches largest cement silo in region

    Raysut Cement Company (RCC) has recently launched a new silo at its cement plant in Salalah. The storage capacity of the new silo is 20,000t. It has a diameter of 30m and a height of 43m. RCC say it is one of the largest silos in the region. The silo contains three compartments w

  • Expansion at LafargeHolcim Joppa cement plant scrapped

    US: Lafarge North America has scrapped plan to expand its Joppa cement plant in Illinois. One of the two kilns at the plant was shut in 2012. However, the company announced it was restarting this kiln and planning on building a third kiln in 2015, according to the Paducah Sun new

  • US first quarter update 2016

    Delegates at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference in Dallas, Texas this week may have smiles upon their faces if the following data is correct. The US cement industry has rocketed into 2016 with solid sales growth. Multinational cement producer balance sheets are

  • Cementos Argos profit up 31 percent in Q1 due to expansion

    Top Colombian cement maker Cementos Argos reported a 31 percent jump in its net profit in the first quarter compared to the same period last year due to expansions in local and foreign operations. Net profit was 122 billion Colombian pesos ($41.7 million) in the January-March per

  • Lafarge Africa approves acquisition of UNICEM

    Nigeria: The board of directors of Lafarge Africa has approved the acquisition of an additional 50% equity interest in the Untied Cement Company of Nigeria (UNICEM). The purchase was handled on the same terms of its initial acquisition of 35%. Following the acquisition Lafarge Af