Titan America’s Roanoke Cement in Virginia has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification for a tenth consecutive year, while sister Pennsuco operation in Florida marks nine years of certification. To qualify for Energy Star, plants must perform in the top 25 percent of cement mills nationwide for total energy efficiency (thermal and electrical) and meet strict EPA performance levels.Read More
Summit Materials Inc. has closed on key aggregate, concrete and asphalt production assets of Roanoke, Va.-based Boxley Materials Co., a 114-year-old operator serving Virginia and West Virginia. A definitive agreement on the deal was announced shortly after Summit closed on Wilmington, N.C.-based American Materials Co., with five sand & gravel operations in the Carolinas.
Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff
After years of permitting and pre-construction activities, Titan America has shelved plans for a Castle Hayne, N.C., cement plant with up to 2 million tons’ annual capacity, but will maintain a terminal on the site, located just outside the coastal town of Wilmington.Read More
Addressing the recent Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, former Titan America CEO and past Portland Cement Association Chairman Aris Papadopoulos traced the developed world’s failure to create a disaster-resilient built environment to government and market forces. His presentation carried the theme of his new book, Resilience – The Ultimate Sustainability, emphasizing the example of the United States, with the world’s largest investment in the built environment; greatest exposure to disaster losses among developed nations; and, overall proneness to hazards, with earthquakes in the West, hurricanes on the South and East coasts, flooding potential almost everywhere, and tornado volume higher than most any other place on earth.
Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
During a talk at last month’s Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, former Titan America CEO and past PCA Chairman Aris Papadopoulos traced the developed world’s failure to create a disaster-resilient built environment to government and market forces.Read More
The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) continues to note major cement and aggregate producers’ environmental stewardship through certification and recognition during its annual symposium. “Celebrating Corporate Conservation” was the theme of the 2014 symposium, held late last year in Baltimore.Read More
Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff
Cemex USA, Holcim (US) Inc., Lafarge North America, Lehigh Hanson Inc. and Titan America have each donated 10 truckloads of portland cement to the 10th annual CIM Auction, February 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—in conjunction with the 2015 World of Concrete.
The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through month’s end entries for its 33rd Annual Concrete Design Awards, showcasing the best examples of cast-in-place concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). WRMCA, County Materials Corp. and the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI International are cosponsoring the awards program, with entries judged by a panel of educators and construction professionals.
Sources: Titan Group, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff
After 20 years at the helm of Titan America, Aris Papadopoulos will retire as chief executive officer, effective August 2014, and become executive chairman of ST Equipment & Technologies, while also serving as an advisor.Read More