CEMEX Adopts New Stockpile Management Program

CEMEX has adopted Kespry’s platform for stockpile management, project monitoring and topographic mapping among other operational tasks. The company is using Kespry’s technology across its U.S. network of 10 cement plants, more than 54 strategically located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 269 ready-mix concrete plants.

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Summit by Region

Feb. 26, 2021 – Summit Materials, in its quarterly report, detailed the performance of its past quarter and year, by region. The West Segment reported operating income of $176.5 million in 2020, compared to $109.2 million in 2019, due to higher revenue from all lines of business. Aggregates revenue in 2020 increased 15.9% over 2019, partly as a result of a 4.4% increase in…

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Summit Materials Delivers Strong Finish to 2020

Summit Materials Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020. For the three months ended Jan. 2, 2021, the company reported net income attributable to Summit Inc. of $35.2 million, or $0.31 per basic share, compared to net income attributable to Summit Inc. of $35.7 million, or $0.32 per basic share in the comparable prior-year period. 

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HeidelbergCement AG Exploring Sale of U.S. Assets?

Dec. 22, 2020 – According to reports, HeidelbergCement AG is exploring the sale of U.S. assets as Chief Executive Officer Dominik von Achten seeks to divest peripheral businesses. Germany’s largest cement maker is reportedly working with Morgan Stanley on the sale of the operations in California. The unit could fetch an estimated $1.5 billion. HeidelbergCement’s advisers recently sent initial marketing documents…

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LSU Researchers Advance Work in Bendable Concrete

In 2019, researchers from Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management advanced their research into Engineered Cementitious Composites, or “bendable concrete,” by adding a new ingredient to the recipe and replacing the fine river sand used with sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA).

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