Cemex Ventures and Caterpillar open Startup Competition entry window

Sources: Cemex Ventures, Madrid; CP staff Construction Startup Competition 2024 sponsors are accepting entries in their recognition, networking and financing program through June 30. Construction and clean technology developers can enter Green Construction (sustainability), Enhanced Productivity (efficiency), Construction Supply Chain (on time) or Future of Construction (disruptive) categories at the competition portal. Cemex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Cemex S.A.B.…

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Cemex Ventures maps five sustainability verticals in construction tech ecosystem

Sources: Cemex Ventures, Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex Ventures’ 2024 Construction Cleantech Map delineates five companies in  Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS), Decarbonization Alternatives, Circularity & Waste Management, Water Efficiency, and Design & Architecture verticals. The venture capital arm of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. released the graphic to spotlight startups and construction companies developing and implementing innovations augmenting the construction…

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Producers – March 2024

ORCO Block & Hardscape CEO Rick Muth has assumed a new role as chairman and appointed Dave Echternach as his successor. Echternach has a nearly 20-year track record of leadership success at the Stanton, Calif. concrete masonry operator, serving as sales manager and vice president. He joined ORCO after tours of duty in financing, rental operations, product support and sales…

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Aercon, Litecrete form autoclaved aerated concrete joint venture

A new joint venture between Aercon LLC, Haines City, Fla. autoclaved aerated concrete producer, and Litecrete S.A. de C.V., Mexico-based parent of Miami steel fabricator and erector Litecrete Inc., plans to build a 120,000-sq.-ft. Kerrville, Texas plant dedicated to thin, reinforced AAC panels for buildings of wood or light gauge metal construction. Scheduled for 2025 start up, the $40 million…

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Cemex CEO González stresses regulator outreach for GCCA leadership term

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex Chief Executive Officer Fernando González has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), London. “It is a great honor,” he notes, “particularly as we enter this ‘decade to deliver,’ a period during which we must accelerate our decarbonization efforts. My number…

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NLRB injects Cemex into new representation proceedings framework

Cemex Construction Materials Pacific LLC is at the center of legal proceedings likely to extend into 2024, or beyond, and determine National Labor Relations Board latitude in ordering employers to bargain with a union and holding them to a zero tolerance standard for even minor National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) violations.  A new NLRB framework for determining when employers are…

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Under Cemex, NLRB rebrands protocol for union representation proceedings

Sources: National Labor Relations Board; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, D.C.; CP staff A new National Labor Relations Board framework for determining when employers are required to bargain with unions absent a representation election was announced concurrent with a late-August decision affirming prior agency findings of unfair labor practices by Cemex Construction Materials Pacific LLC. In March 2019, mixer truck…

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USGS releases crushed stone, sand & gravel producer rankings

Nine publicly traded and four privately held companies populate the upper ranks of U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Specialist Jason Willett’s new “Top 100 Crushed Stone” and “Top 100 Sand & Gravel” producer surveys. Based on his analysis of 2021 shipments, here in descending order are the top players in each category:  Public companies based in North America are Cemex,…

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Crushed stone, sand & gravel top guns maintain grip in USGS rankings

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; Rock Products, CP staff Nine publicly traded and four privately held companies populate the upper ranks of U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Specialist Jason Willett’s new “Top 100 Crushed Stone” and “Top 100 Sand & Gravel” producer surveys. Based on his analysis of 2021 shipments, here in descending order are the top players in each category:  …

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Cemex adopts more dynamic visual identity as brand evolves

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has unveiled an updated brand consistent with a corporate goal of helping the world reach the next frontier of sustainable living by becoming a more agile, innovative, and approachable company. The global cement, aggregate and concrete producer is changing its logo for the first time in more than 30 years, presenting “a fresher, closer, and more…

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