Titan America fully converts Pennsuco, Roanoke plants to Type IL

Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff Titan America has become the first U.S. producer to fully switch its ASTM C150 Type I/II portland cement to ASTM C595 Type IL or portland-limestone cement. This lower carbon powder utilizes conventional clinker and gypsum, typically blended with up to 15 percent limestone at the grinding lines of Roanoke Cement in Virginia…

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Roanoke Cement to add 70K tons to Chesapeake terminal capacity

Sources: Roanoke Cement Co., Virginia; CP staff Roanoke Cement has begun work on a $40 million storage dome and companion infrastructure at its Chesapeake Terminal, near Norfolk, Va. The dome will bring 70,000 tons of capacity, tripling existing storage; facilitate additional supplementary cementitious material distribution; and, dovetail truck and rail loadout upgrades, strengthening an integrated logistics network under Titan America,…

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Producers – October 2022

Pennsylvania aggregate and concrete block operator York Building Products has added crushed stone, ready mixed concrete and asphalt production capacity with a deal for Union Quarries of Carlisle, Pa. “This acquisition will allow both operations to provide a greater level of product offering for our respective customers, increase our level of customer service, and help us jointly reach a broader…

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Titan affiliate applies artificial intelligence to cement plant downtime prevention

A recently chartered entity, operating independently but affiliated with Titan America, has entered artificial intelligence solutions for cement plant operations. CemAI concentrates on predictive maintenance, building a platform that combines a proprietary licensed software with a continuous monitoring and incident resolution service for mills around the world. The firm works through multiple remote monitoring centers with fully staffed maintenance experts…

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Titan measures cement kiln potential in heat battery technology investment

Titan Cement Group, Athens, has joined a venture capital funding round for Oakland, Calif.-based Rondo Energy Inc., whose heat battery technology holds prospects for decarbonizing cement production and power generation. The modular Rondo Heat Battery uses established methods to transform renewable electricity into heat at 98 percent efficiency, and has potential for high scalability at costs competitive with current energy…

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Titan affiliate applies artificial intelligence to cement plant downtime prevention

Sources: CemAI, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff A recently chartered entity, operating independently but affiliated with Titan America, has entered artificial intelligence solutions for cement plant operations. CemAI concentrates on predictive maintenance, building a platform that combines a proprietary licensed software with a continuous monitoring and incident resolution service for mills around the world. The firm works through multiple remote monitoring…

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Roanoke Cement terminal to reach 100K tons with $37M expansion

Titan America projects a 2023 completion of a new 70,000-ton dome, plus truck and rail loadout infrastructure, at its Roanoke Cement Co. import terminal in Chesapeake, Va. With triple the present bulk storage capacity, the overhauled operation will be equipped to import and distribute fly ash, slag, and aggregates that are in demand throughout the Mid-Atlantic market. The Virginia investment…

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Roanoke Cement terminal to eclipse 100K tons with $37M expansion

Sources: Titan America, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff Titan America projects a 2023 completion of a new 70,000-ton dome, plus truck and rail loadout infrastructure, at its Roanoke Cement Co. import terminal in Chesapeake, Va. With triple the present bulk storage capacity, the overhauled operation will be equipped to import and distribute fly ash, slag, and aggregates that are in demand…

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Titan America loads portland limestone powder to New Jersey terminal

Sources: Titan America, Norfolk, Va. Titan America has begun offering Type IL portland-limestone cement from its Essex Cement storage and distribution facility at the Port of Newark, becoming New Jersey’s charter source of the blended binder. Metro New York-New Jersey customer adoption of lower carbon alternatives to ordinary portland cement (clinker only) stands to drive the terminal’s transition to exclusively…

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Organizations – February 2022

North Carolina-based Concrete & Materials Placement has promoted Chris Dover to regional operations manager in western and central Carolinas and Louisiana markets. Dover has been with CMP since 2008, starting as a high-rise boom and line pump operator, proceeding to a series of management appointments. Along with administrative skills, Dover is also a Putzmeister Boom Inspector and Certified Pump Mechanic,…

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