LafargeHolcim US follows Swiss parent in transition to Holcim identity

Source: Holcim US, Chicago; CP staff LafargeHolcim in the United States has unveiled its new identity, Holcim US, uniting legacy brands and strengthening the cement, aggregate and concrete producer’s purpose “to build progress for people and the planet.” The transition is the first within Holcim Group and represents what management notes is a significant milestone. “The Holcim US identity is…

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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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PRODUCERS – January 2022

The California Precast Concrete Association has presented Don Jensen, founder of Nevada-based Jensen Precast, the Robert G. Evans Lifetime Service Award, recognizing an individual who has shown exceptional leadership, dedication, and accomplishment on behalf of CPCA. Since joining peers in CPCA’s 1990 launch, he has worked to shape the association, hosted plant tours for production school participants and industry allies,…

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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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Aggregate Industries Pacific Northwest adds Cowden operations

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff LafargeHolcim has acquired the ready mixed concrete and aggregate assets of Cowden Inc. in Bellingham, Wash., consummating the transaction through its Aggregate Industries subsidiary.  “The acquisition strengthens our presence in this strong growth market while contributing to Aggregate Industries’ overall strategy to expand our range of sustainable construction materials,” says René Thibault, head of North…

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LafargeHolcim, Lafarge Canada spotlight low-carbon mix designs

Traditionally carbon intensive, the cement industry is seeing a significant change in how specifiers, architects and customers are looking at building materials through the lens of environmental impact. In response to demand for products with a lower carbon footprint, Lafarge and LafargeHolcim concrete operations in Canada and the United States have partnered to raise awareness that environmentally-friendly, cement-based products are…

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LafargeHolcim closes on Minnesota’s Marshall Concrete Products

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff LafargeHolcim has acquired Marshall Concrete Products, a longstanding ready mixed producer and block distributor in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities market. With a 60-plus payroll and fleet of front discharge and conveyor-equipped rear discharge mixer trucks, Marshall Concrete is primarily focused on residential and light commercial work. It serves as a bolt-on to…

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Lafarge Whitehall tri-blend: High early strength, low CO2

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff  One of the oldest cement operations in the country proves the connection between innovation and longevity. Lafarge Whitehall, a fixture in western Pennsylvania dating to 1899, has developed a tri-blend binder with carbon dioxide emissions profile as low as one-third that of ordinary portland cement. TerCem imparts enhanced early strength performance beyond what concrete producers…

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LafargeHolcim, CenterPoint enter 6-million ton ash recycling phase

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff 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 will replace natural clay and fine aggregate as raw feeds at the Holcim (US) Ste. Genevieve mill in Missouri, North America’s largest cement operation.…

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LafargeHolcim, ECOncrete turn tide on offshore wind turbine base scour

LafargeHolcim and specialty precast developer ECOncrete Tech Ltd. are teaming to design and fabricate scour protection units equal to offshore wind turbine foundations’ hydrodynamic loads, configured to facilitate marine organism growth, and meeting seabed stabilization standards. Their three-year research & development effort envisions a pilot project to evaluate units’ ecological performance in an offshore environment, ahead of full-scale installations.

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