Cemex and Volvo Group pursue zero-emissions fleets the world over

  Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Volvo Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment have reached a memorandum of understanding to develop electromobility solutions for on-, on/off- and off-road vehicles, including uptime services. Replacement of diesel-powered trucks and construction equipment with battery-equipped alternatives will advance the quest for a zero carbon dioxide emissions fleet and Future in Action climate program, where Cemex sets…

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PRODUCERS – September 2021

Minnesota-based Wells Concrete, one of the top North American operators in precast, prestressed, has promoted Phyllis Felsinger to senior vice president of Safety. She previously served as director of Safety for Spancrete, an old-line Wisconsin peer that Wells acquired in 2020, and will be responsible for company-wide leadership of employee safety programs, plus local, state or federal environmental regulation and…

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MANUFACTURERS – AUGUST 2021

CarbonCure Technologies in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has named to its board of directors B+H Architects Global Sustainability Lead and Senior Principal Lisa Bate, immediate past World Green Building Council chair, and, retired AECOM Chief Executive Officer Michael Burke. The company has also named CEO Robert Niven, who founded the business in 2012, as chairman. “Since buildings are the source of…

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PRODUCERS – July 2021

Denver-based Summit Materials Inc. has appointed Tamla Oates-Forney as an independent director and member of the board’s Human Capital and Compensation Committee. The concrete, cement and aggregate producer’s board now comprises nine members. “Tamla brings a wealth of expertise in human capital management that will be a strategic asset to the Company. She is an accomplished global Human Resources Executive…

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Cemex, BP to explore low carbon power and transportation, energy efficiency

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff In the latest move toward delivering net-zero carbon dioxide concrete by 2050, Cemex has entered a memorandum of understanding with energy giant bp to develop solutions to decarbonize cement production and transportation. Potential measures may include low-carbon power or transport, energy efficiency, natural carbon offsets or carbon capture utilization and storage…

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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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