Natural gas-powered mixers, tractors roll into Cemex fleet

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 on natural gas compressor and fueling…

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Cummins President, COO Rumsey succeeds CEO Linebarger

Cummins Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Rumsey succeeds CEO Tom Linebarger this month, 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 Rumsey on initiatives that include completing…

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Permit compliance app paves Holcim Group ESG path

Chicago-based Holcim US will soon complete deployment of the Connected Worker environmental compliance platform throughout cement, aggregate and ready mixed operations. San Francisco software developer Parsable bills Connected Worker as a combination of a no-code platform and easy-to-use mobile app. The technology enables Holcim US to capture, record and analyze environmental work data in near real time, ultimately decreasing compliance…

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Holcim steers Lattimore, sister Texas brands under corporate banner

Holcim US is uniting its Texas brands—Lattimore Materials, Tarrant Concrete, Colorado River Concrete—under the Holcim banner, alongside the producer’s Midlothian cement plant south of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. The regional rebrand will advance “big ideas and innovations to build progress for people in the Lone Star State,” yet maintain the existing teams and products responsible for unmatched customer satisfaction, management…

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Lehigh Cement crews keep Indiana plant expansion on track for 2023

Lehigh Hanson Inc. has marked placement of the final segment of the steel stack abutting a new preheater tower at the Lehigh Cement Mitchell Plant in Indiana. Management, construction team members and local dignitaries assembled late last month for a ceremonial topping out. “We are another step closer to realizing completion of this monumental project,” said Lehigh Cement Plant Manager…

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National Cement doubles flagship mill capacity, calms CO2 emissions factor

Executives of National Cement Company of Alabama Inc., parent National Cement Company Inc., and ultimate parent Vicat Group, Paris, staged a late-July dedication of a new production line at their Ragland, Ala. plant. A Kiln 2 ribbon cutting capped a two-year, $300 million project that brings annual Ragland capacity above 2 million short tons and assures a sharp reduction in…

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Slag cement producers curate course content for professors, students alike

Sources: Slag Cement Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff‘ Slag Cement University has premiered as a central repository of educational resources on a key supplementary cementitious material for concrete. The Slag Cement Association designed offerings to make it easy for educators to incorporate candidate course content into existing construction or engineering college degree programs. The University serves to enhance concrete…

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Clark Pacific halves embodied carbon in new mix design offering

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff Clark Pacific, a top West Coast precast, prestressed concrete and design-build operator, has announced Carbonshield, a mix with 50 percent less embodied carbon than conventional concrete alternatives. By leveraging factory-controlled, accelerated curing techniques, Carbonshield offers the same performance as traditional mixes with significantly less portland cement, and affords architects and their clients…

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MDU Resources Board sets 2023 Knife River Corp. spin off

Sources: MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff MDU Directors have unanimously approved a plan to separate the Knife River Corp. construction materials business from the namesake power utility and related construction services flagship, both maintaining North Dakota headquarters. Knife River has 1 billion-plus tons of aggregate reserves, 110 ready mixed concrete and 50 asphalt plants, plus 410,000 tons of…

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Safety cap specialist documents rebar, stake impalement liability

A new white paper from Temecula, Calif.-based J-Cat Safety Products addresses the use of rebar, metal forming stake and exposed bracket caps for California concrete practitioners and peers subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. “Impact of Plausible Deniability” describes the financial consequences, starting at a reported $18,000 per incident, employers might face if they fail to comply with…

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