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Holcim improves safety, carbon, water metrics

Holcim Group’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability ReportHolcim Group’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report details ongoing activities in sustainable development and discloses data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators. “Reflecting our vision to provide foundations for society’s future sustainable environmental performance and corporate responsibility are firm parts of Holcim’s business strategy,” notes CEO Bernard Fontana. “This mindset has also been part of the foundation of our Holcim Leadership Journey and the performance indicators we release with the report confirm that we are making further progress in reaching our sustainability targets.”

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FiveCubits measures up to Command Alkon suite

Command Alkon Inc. has acquired Rosemont, Ill.-based FiveCubits, a [software as a service] SaaS-based fleet management and mobile computing solutions provider for ready mixed and bulk materials producers, trucking and hauling companies, and contractors. 

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BANK COMMITMENT SEALS FINANCING PACKAGE FOR MCINNIS CEMENT MILL

McInnis Cement Port-Daniel-Gascons operationThe National Bank of Canada has confirmed availability of a $360 million loan for an export-driven, 2 million-plus ton per year cement plant and marine terminal in Quebec’s eastern reaches. The late-July announcement caps financing for the McInnis Cement Port-Daniel-Gascons operation, led by a $500 million commitment from private and public investors, and $250 million commercial loan from province agency Investissement Québec.

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MANUFACTURERS - September 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based GivenHansco, developer of the award-winning line of Keystone integrated software products for ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt producers, recently announced an exclusive dealership arrangement with Barnes Industrial Group. 

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ORGANIZATIONS - September 2014

William “Jay” Hall has returned to Portland Cement Association as manager of Codes and Standards, working out of Keysville, Va. He will represent the cement-based products industry in the codes and standards development process for organizations like the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. 

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