Holcim attributes powder price bump to energy, environmental compliance costs

Sources: Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.; CP staff

Holcim (US) has announced cement price increases effective August 1, citing burgeoning energy and operating costs, plus outlays associated with anticipated environmental regulations covering mills and air pollution controls. An announcement did not specify per-ton figures, although the company notes that local sales representatives will contact customers regarding the price bump.

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