Cummins President Rumsey named CEO Linebarger successor

Sources: Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind. Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Rumsey will succeed CEO Tom Linebarger on August 1, becoming the first woman and seventh individual to hold the title since the engine manufacturer’s 1919 founding. A 30-year Cummins veteran, Linebarger will continue to serve as chairman of the board and in an executive chairman role, working with…

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Titan Group eyes cement kiln potential in heat battery technology stake

Sources: Rondo Energy Inc., Oakland, Calif.; CP staff Titan Cement Company S.A., Athens, has joined a venture capital funding round for Rondo Energy, whose heat battery technology holds promise for decarbonizing cement production and power generation. The modular Rondo Heat Battery uses established methods to transform renewable electricity into heat at 98 percent efficiency, and has potential for high scalability…

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Lehigh Cement transitions top mill, Union Bridge, to EcoCemPLC

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff The Lehigh Cement plant in Union Bridge, Md. will see primary output shift from ordinary portland cement to the branded EcoCem Portland-Limestone Cement—clinker + up to 10 percent finely graded limestone—by no later than January 2023. Union Bridge is presently the producer’s largest plant in North America; the switch to the branded…

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Natural gas-powered mixers, tractors roll into Cemex California fleet

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff In one of the latest moves to achieve carbon neutrality in cement, aggregate and concrete production and delivery by 2050, Cemex USA has added 30 mixer trucks and eight tractors, all running on compressed natural gas or renewable natural gas. The vehicles are earmarked for the Lytle Creek operation in Rialto, Calif., where work…

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