National Cement doubles flagship mill capacity, calms CO2 emissions factor

Executives of National Cement Company of Alabama Inc., parent National Cement Company Inc., and ultimate parent Vicat Group, Paris, staged a late-July dedication of a new production line at their Ragland, Ala. plant. A Kiln 2 ribbon cutting capped a two-year, $300 million project that brings annual Ragland capacity above 2 million short tons and assures a sharp reduction in…

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Quarry deals deepen Pioneer’s natural-hardscape deposits

Source: Pioneer Landscape Centers, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Pioneer Landscape has added one Colorado and three Arizona quarries, affording increased production capabilities and ushering in new stone grades to support a range of customers in the concrete, asphalt and road base markets. The sites bring the company’s portfolio to 20 quarries and production facilities, plus 35 retail distribution locations.

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Whitemud receiver sets bid deadline for metakaolin operation, quarry leases

Source: Deloitte & Touche Inc., Calgary; CP staff

Court appointed receiver Deloitte has outlined a February 14–28 schedule to review offers for the assets of Whitemud Resources Ltd., whose business plan centered on production of concrete- and energy-grade high reactivity metakaolin (HRM). Key assets are a 175,000-ton/year production facility in Saskatchewan, close to the U.S. border, and 25 quarry leases spanning 12,300 acres of nearby kaolin clay deposit.

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