• U-Cart Concrete changes hands

    The brand that started the ‘self-delivery’ concrete business in the 1960’s has just changed hands. U-Cart Concrete has been purchased by Cart-Away Concrete Systems Inc. of McMinnville, Oregon. This purchase adds the U-Cart line of tub trailers and auger mixers to the mixing tr

  • IFC signs agreement to support Cement Technology Roadmap in Brazil

    Brazil: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the National Union of Cement Industry (SNIC) and the Brazilian Portland Cement Association (ABCP) to support the preparation of the Cement Technology Roadmap in Brazil. The project is being developed

  • Water Accounting: Guidance now available for the cement sector

    To complete the trio of water-related resources developed by the CSI, the Guidance on Good Practices for Water Accounting has now been released. The Protocol for Water Reporting for the Cement Industry published in 2014, specified what should be recorded as part of sustainable wa

  • US construction growth to average 6.0% annually to 2020

    US construction expenditures are forecast to total US$1.5 trillion in 2020, representing annual growth of 6.0% from US$1.1 trillion in 2015. As analysed in Construction: United States, residential building construction is forecast to remain the largest major segment, outpacing no

  • USA—Clearance for proposed acquisition of Italcementi

    HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. reached an agreement with the United States Federal Trade Commission to allow the companies’ merger to proceed on schedule. The proposed divestment of operations in the US, primarily consisting of Italcementi’s Martinsburg, West Virgin

  • FLSmidth wins plant order in Tamil Nadu

    India: FLSmidth has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro Limited for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line with a capacity of 3000t/day. The plant will be located in Ariyalur, approximately 300km south of Chennai in the India

  • Spanish cement consumption falls by 7.5% in May

    Cement consumption in Spain has fallen by 7.5% in May, reaching 965465 t. This figure is 78535 t less than a year ago. As an example of the deep crisis in the sector, this is the lowest figure since May 1965.Cement consumption during the first five months of the year declined 2.7

  • Ukraine: cement production in May rises 6.7%

    Ukraine's State Statistics Service reports that in May 2016, production increased by 6.7 per cent compared to April. For the period January-May 2016 cement production increased by 11.4 per cent against January-May 2015 to 3.24Mt.