Cemex key to IBM-powered supply chain platform

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and four European partners aim to develop OpenBuilt, a platform programmed to help securely connect fragmented construction industry supply chains and offer digital solutions to help innovate and drive more efficient, sustainable and safer projects. Part company, part ecosystem, OpenBuilt will function independently with the support of IBM Global Business Services, providing cloud computing infrastructure; IBM…

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Cemex helps charter IBM-powered OpenBuilt supply chain platform

Sources: IBM and Red Hat, Armonk, N.Y.; Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex and four European partners aim to develop OpenBuilt, a platform programmed to help securely connect fragmented construction industry supply chains and offer digital solutions to help innovate and drive more efficient, sustainable and safer projects. Part company, part ecosystem, OpenBuilt will function independently with…

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Beck Readymix asset deal ushers Cemex back to acquisition arena

A seller on North American and overseas cement, aggregate and concrete business deals since its 2007 Rinker Group takeover, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has turned the page, closing on the assets of Texas’ Beck Readymix Concrete Co. Ltd. Announced in mid-February, the deal includes one portable and three fixed plants to service the San Antonio metropolitan area and surrounding markets.

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Cemex elections highlight unions’ dubious case for mail-in balloting

Members of prospective bargaining units at essential Alabama and Florida businesses are scheduled to vote this month on union representation. Despite safety team success in containing Covid-19 infection and spread throughout the target employers’ operations, National Labor Relations Board regional offices are allowing workers in both elections to cast ballots by mail versus the standard in-person, manual method. The former…

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Cemex upgrades Mexico mill to feed U.S. West Coast terminals

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex will invest around $15 million to fire up an idled kiln at its CPN cement plant in northwest Mexico, yielding more powder for terminals north of the border by mid-2021. The producer presently supplies more than 3 million tons of cement annually across Arizona, California and Nevada from its Victorville…

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Teamsters organize fifth Cemex ready mixed plant in SW Florida

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 79, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff Teamsters Local 79 has prevailed in an election to serve as bargaining agent for drivers at the Cemex Port Charlotte, Fla. ready mixed concrete plant—continuing an organizing streak from 2020 in during which the union secured representation at four plants the producer operates in Ft. Myers and Naples. 

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Cemex net-zero carbon dioxide concrete offering goes global

The first-ever net-zero carbon dioxide concrete from Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. will soon be available in the producer’s major markets worldwide after a successful launch in Europe. A series ranging from low carbon to net-zero CO2 mixes, Vertua is based on a geopolymer binder solution from the Cemex Research and Development Center in Switzerland. Compared to conventional materials, it has…

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Cemex begins global rollout of branded, net-zero CO2 concrete

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff The first-ever net-zero carbon dioxide concrete from Cemex will soon be available in the producer’s major markets worldwide after a successful launch in Europe. A series ranging from low carbon to net-zero CO2 mixes, Vertua is based on a geopolymer binder solution from the Cemex Research and Development Center in Switzerland. Compared to…

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EPA revisits SCM in procurement guidelines; honors CalPortland and Cemex

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has opened a public comment period through July 6 on the Agency’s current list of 61 items that are or can be made from recovered materials in eight Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) categories, plus recommendations to federal agencies on purchasing such items. The largest category, Construction Products, includes blended cement or concrete containing fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag and silica fume.

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Cemex outlines double-digit CO2 emissions reduction plan through 2030

Source: Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

A new Climate Action strategy positions Cemex to clip net specific carbon dioxide emissions 35 percent across a global cement, concrete and aggregates enterprise against a 1990 baseline level. The producer defined an additional double-digit percent reduction target for the decade ahead on top of a 22-plus percent CO2 emissions cut realized since climate change concerns gained prominence and spotlighted carbon-intensive sectors. 

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