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. The project will add to University of Illinois’ carbon…

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PRODUCERS – October 2021

Holcim AG has closed on Utelite Corp., adding the Coalville, Utah expanded shale lightweight aggregate producer to Holcim (US) Mountain Region materials operations serving the Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix markets. Utelite mills lightweight or structural concrete-grade expanded shale in coarse, medium and three fine classes. Its deposit east of Salt Lake City has 60-plus years of reserves. Rockingham Redi-Mix…

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Holcim to cut water consumption 
in concrete, upstream operations

Holcim AG aims to reduce cement, aggregates and ready mixed concrete operations’ respective water intensities by 33 percent, 20 percent and 15 percent through 2030. Applicable to namesake, Lafarge, Aggregate Industries, Lattimore Materials and other North America or overseas brands, the targets are part of a global strategy to become nature-positive by restoring and preserving water and biodiversity, while bringing…

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Holcim veteran takes helm of low carbon and QC driven Concrete-AI

Sources: Concrete-AI, Los Angeles; CP staff Alex Hall has been named chief executive officer of Concrete-AI, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence and machine learning platform that applies data analytics to mix design and quality control. Concrete-AI premiered at World of Concrete 2021 amid transition to an independent business from University of California, Los Angeles Samueli School of Engineering incubator.

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Utelite brings lightweight aggregate to Holcim (US) portfolio

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland Holcim has closed on Utelite Corp., adding the Coalville, Utah expanded shale lightweight aggregate producer to Mountain Region materials operations serving Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix markets. Utelite mills lightweight or structural concrete-grade expanded shale in coarse, medium and three fine classes. Its deposit east of Salt Lake City has 60-plus years of…

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MANUFACTURERS – September 2021

Fleet management technology developer Eroad has entered an agreement to acquire New Zealand peer Coretex Ltd. in a transaction valued at $157 million. The deal advances an Eroad goal of 250,000 truck installations and greater presence in North America and Australia. The combined organization will strengthen its position in North America as a significant supplier of in vehicle fleet management,…

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Key Holcim (US) mill all in on portland limestone cement

Sources: LafargeHolcim U.S. Cement, Chicago; CP staff A Texas concrete materials supply chain fixture, the Holcim (US) Inc. Midlothian plant is the first cement mill in the country to fully convert to production of portland limestone cement (PLC), where fine limestone at 5 percent to 15 percent volumes is ground with clinker. The finished binder exhibits performance comparable to ordinary…

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