Cement Americas

SPR 2017

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www.cementamericas.com • Spring 2017 • CEMENT AMERICAS 7 CEMENTSCOPE Regal, Sealmaster and Time Saving are trademarks of Regal Beloit Corporation or one of its affiliated companies. ©2017 Regal Beloit Corporation, All Rights Reserved. MCAD17007E • 10124E Time is a valuable commodity in plant operation. When a bearing needs to be replaced, either planned or unexpectedly, every minute of downtime can cost thousands of dollars. Sealmaster ® Large Bore Performance Gold Line Mounted Ball Bearings now feature a patented TIME SAVING axial groove in the inner ring bore, available for shaft sizes 2 7/16" and up. The axial groove runs the entire length of the inner ring at the setscrew locations, to allow for easier bearing removal and ability to reuse the shafting with minimal clean up, saving more than just time! To learn more, visit www.RegalPTS.com/Sealmaster The Time Saving ™ performance mounted ball bearing allows for easier bearing removal. you could reduce time required for bearing changeout? Scan for more information! HeidelbergCement subsidiary Cadman Materials Inc., a Lehigh Hanson company, has entered into an agree- ment to purchase the Pacific Northwest materials busi- ness of Cemex USA for $150 million. The materials business consists of seven quarries, five ready mixed and two asphalt operations in Oregon and Washing- ton. Closing of the transaction, which is subject to final approval by regulators, is expected during the second quarter of 2017. "The operations are an ideal strategic fit in order to broaden our vertically integrated market position in the states of Washington and Oregon" explained Dr. Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the managing board of Germany-based HeidelbergCement. "This is a bolt-on acquisition with low risks and we are expecting signif- icant synergies. It is part of our strategy of disciplined growth and increasing shareholder returns." Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. inherited the Pacific Northwest business as part of its Rinker Materials acquisition in 2007. Consistent with recent sales of Cemex USA as- sets, the company will use proceeds from the Oregon and Washington deal for debt reduction. HeidelbergCement to Broaden Footprint in Pacific Northwest The Mitsubishi Cement Corp. and its consultants an- ticipate a June release of the Final Environmental Im- pact Report of its South Quarry project, reported the Daily Press. Following its release, the San Bernardino County, Calif., board of supervisors and the U.S. For- est Service will consider approving the EIR, which has been in the works since 2009. If approved, Mitsubishi will submit the final document, most likely before the end of the year. "The South Quarry application requests expansion of the limestone quarry resources for 120 years," said Da- vid Rib, Mitsubishi Cement's environmental manager. "Without that expansion [Mitsubishi Cement's] Cushen- bury Plant would need to bring in limestone from other sources, with a drastic increase in truck deliveries to an already busy roadway," he added. Several local organizations and local leaders have lent Mitsubishi Cement to Release South Quarry Final EIR

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