Holcim brings Lattimore, sister Texas brands under corporate banner

Sources: Holcim US, Chicago; CP staff Holcim US will unite 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…

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Holcim to put electric powertrains to the test in South Central fleet

Sources: CP staff; Holcim US, Chicago; Hyliion Holdings Corp., Austin, Texas Holcim US has spec’ed Hyliion Hypertruck ERX electric powertrains for 10 trucks serving Texas and Oklahoma cement and concrete operations, plus sister roofing product businesses. Batteries powering the Hypertruck ERX draw from an onboard generator running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG), consumption of which…

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Holcim extends Louisiana presence with Cajun Ready Mix deal

Sources: Holcim Ltd., Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Holcim has acquired Cajun Ready Mix Concrete, which leads the Baton Rouge, La. market with eight plants and 51-mixer truck fleet. The business is strategic to Lafarge ready mixed operations in New Orleans and becomes the latest bolt-on under Holcim’s Aggregates & Construction Materials U.S. umbrella.

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GE unit, Holcim advance wind turbine pedestal base investigation

Sources: GE Renewable Energy, Paris; CP staff GE Renewable Energy has inaugurated a Bergen, N.Y. research and development facility equipped to cast up to 20-meter wind turbine base structures with outsized 3D concrete printers. It will enable a 20-member team to optimize such concrete practice with an eye to printing turbine pedestals’ bottom portions on-site, lowering material and equipment transportation…

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Top LafargeHolcim mills sustain portland limestone momentum

The Holcim (US) Ste. Genevieve plant in Missouri and Lafarge Alpena plant in Michigan have transitioned to production of OneCem portland limestone cement (PLC), lowering by 10 percent the carbon intensity of their ordinary Type I/II powder. A high-performance blended cement milled from conventional clinker and up to 10 percent finely ground, premium limestone, OneCem has been rigorously tested and…

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National Steering Committee confirms record CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program reports $1.74 million-plus in gross revenue from its annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fueling the record kitty were winning bids for an Kenworth T880-mounted Alliance boom pump; Mack Granite-mounted McNeilus mixer; Con-Tech…

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LafargeHolcim, CenterPoint enter 6 million ton ash recycling phase

LafargeHolcim and waste management subsidiary Geocycle have logged the first coal ash shipment in a multi-year initiative with CenterPoint Energy Inc. Delivered by barge via the Mississippi River, the 2,000-ton load replaces natural clay and fine aggregate as raw feeds at the Holcim (US) Ste. Genevieve mill in Missouri, North America’s largest cement operation. “This milestone is a tangible example…

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Holcim-branded mix blends high performance, sustainable characteristics

Sources: Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Holcim bills its DYNAMax product, set for 2022 unveiling in North America and nine overseas markets, as “the ultimate performance concrete, delivering high strength, durability and rigidity with design freedom and sustainability” and imparting “value to all stakeholders across the construction value chain, from architects and designers to homeowners.”   “DYNAMax advanc[es] our global…

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Cemex, Holcim, tech giants charter procurement, supply chain coalition

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Holcim AG are founding members of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), joining Amazon, Apple and nearly two dozen other major companies to accelerate development of early-stage decarbonization technologies through procurement and supply chain management practices. FMC will work across eight key sectors,…

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Agency funds carbon capture research at top North American cement mill

Source: LafargeHolcim, Chicago The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has committed $4 million to a University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute project studying carbon capture methods at the Holcim (US) Ste. Genevieve cement mill in Missouri. LafargeHolcim and Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will participate through cost share contributions.

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