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MANUFACTURERS - JANUARY 2019

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. reports ramp up of a 440,000-metric-ton capacity expansion of its Rapid City, S.D., cement plant. Work at the Dacotah mill began in 2016, with a total investment of just over $100 million. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1,167,000 mt and is expected to reduce variable production costs. Tie-in of the new facilities was completed in late November, while production—suspended during that phase—has resumed and the new facilities are in the stabilization process.

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ORGANIZATIONS - JANUARY 2019

Tom Beck, president of Missouri-based Continental Cement Co., and Ron Henley, president of Colorado-based GCC of America, have been elected to two-year terms as Portland Cement Association chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

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ORDINARY IRON? NOT AT BELLE PLAINE BLOCK

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PRODUCERS - JANUARY 2019

LafargeHolcim Aggregates and Construction Materials CEO Guy Edwards has gained additional responsibility for sister operation, Aggregate Industries U.K. A veteran of Aggregate Industries businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, he succeeds François Petry, who was recently appointed Country CEO of Lafarge France and Market Head of France and Belgium.

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POST-TENSIONING INSTITUTE AWARDS

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