Lehigh Redding mill to commercialize kiln exhaust-derived SCM production

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; Fortera Inc., Campbell, Calif.; CP staff Teaming with Silicon Valley material technology developer Fortera Inc., Lehigh Cement plans construction of a modestly scaled plant at its Redding, Calif. mill with an eye to transforming kiln exhaust into a supplementary cementitious material. The facility will mark the commercial debut of a proprietary recarbonation process in…

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ORGANIZATIONS – FEBRUARY 2021

The Portland Cement Association has named 2020 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Awards recipients, each recognized for efforts in advancing industry programs and initiatives in three categories:

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Lehigh Cement grinds clinker, limestone and ash to High Sulphate blend

Sources: Lehigh Hanson, Irving, Texas; CP staff Lehigh Hanson is extending its recently launched, carbon-wise EcoCem portland limestone cement series with EcoCem PLUS, milled at the Edmonton plant and debuting in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Finished by inter-grinding cement clinker, fly ash, limestone and gypsum, the material outperforms traditional CSA Group-grade HS powder in resisting sulphate attack—common in the Prairie…

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Lehigh Hanson parent at home with Sustainably Managed Companies

HeidelbergCement AG of Germany ranks 37 among 100 Sustainably Managed Companies that the Wall Street Journal recognized in its mid-October edition. The concrete, aggregate and cement giant scores 73.2 overall on a list where such scores range from 78.8 (#1 Sony) to 71.1 (#100 International Paper). HeidelbergCement ranks in upper and lower quartiles in the list’s four categories: Environment (#8),…

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Knife River’s Leftwich leads Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association

Source: Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, Round Rock

Josh Leftwich will join Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association in mid-June as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds David Perkins, who has been named vice president of Government Affairs and Communications for Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas. 

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ORGANIZATIONS – NOVEMBER 2019

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 2019 Excellence in Quality Awards recipients. The program recognizes producers that follow and exceed quality management principles guiding materials, production processes and delivered loads. Honored during the group’s ConcreteWorks conference last month in Florida were:

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Lehigh Hanson, haulers test aggregate fleet efficiency in app pilot

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Lehigh Hanson Inc. and trucking partners at central California, Phoenix and Seattle aggregate operations are testing the potential for improved fleet utilization, plus aggregate delivery booking and scheduling metrics, through a cloud-based platform from Trelar Logistics Inc., Austin, Texas. A vocational vehicle marketplace, Trelar connects dump truck owners, sand & gravel and stone producers, plus contractors via an application programmed to increase order and routing transparency; reduce delays; and, provide tracking, real-time data and automated payments.

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Lehigh Hanson, haulers weigh aggregate fleet efficiency in app pilot

Sources: Trelar Logistics, Inc., Austin, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson Inc. and trucking partners are testing a cloud-based, Trelar Logistics platform in central California, Phoenix and Seattle to measure improved fleet utilization, plus aggregate delivery booking and scheduling metrics. A vocational vehicle marketplace, Trelar connects dump truck owners, sand & gravel and stone producers, plus contractors via an application programmed to increase order and routing transparency; reduce delays; and, provide tracking, real-time data and automated payments.

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Ward to succeed Europe-bound Lehigh Hanson CEO Morrish

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

A HeidelbergCement Managing Board succession plan will see an early-2020 C suite shift for the North American and European businesses: Jon Morrish, chief executive officer of Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc., will head Western and Southern Europe cement, aggregate and concrete operations; successor Chris Ward will transition from his post as Canada Region president. A U.K. native who joined Hanson Plc in 1999, Morrish led the Lehigh Hanson South Region ahead of taking the helm in 2015. Ward has progressed in various management roles since joining Hanson Building Materials America in 1996.

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