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FAL 2018

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www.cementamericas.com • Fall 2018 • CEMENT AMERICAS 9 CEMENTSCOPE border, allowing them better access as they work on develop- ing a larger quarry on that portion of property. However, the area is classified as "mosaic wetland" and by state law requires St. Marys to obtain a wetlands permit for the project. Residents attending the hearing raised concerns that the company's quarry operations were creeping too close to state park land, and could potentially affect natural resourc- es like McGeach Creek, a designated trout stream that runs through the land. The plans have been pending for a while now. Documents indicate that the permit request was filed with the DEQ and Army Corps of Engineers in March, although no public hear- ing was scheduled at that time. In an email to the Petoskey News-Review, Scott Dean, spokesman for the DEQ, confirmed that the public hearing was scheduled as "a result of requests by private citizens and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (who own property immediately adjacent to the quarry)." The agency continued fielding public input online until Aug. 25. Cemex Ventures Announces 2018 Construction Startup Winner Madrid-based Cemex Ve n t u r e s a w a r d e d U. S .- b a s e d G e o p i p e w i t h t h e B e st P i tc h prize in its 2018 Con- struction Startup Com- petition. The company uses machine learning to create copies of urban reality and generate digital models. Launched in early April, the competition challenged the most promising startups to become leaders of the con- struction revolution. Focused on the ConstruTech space, all of the startups competed to to lead the construction revolution and gain access to Cemex Ventures' investment portfolio. The challenge called for an exhaustive analysis, with evaluation criteria based on the level of innovation, the escalating potential, and the solution offered to the construction industry. PROVEN SIZING SOLUTIONS For 40 years, MMD have been at the forefront of Mineral Sizing and In-Pit Sizing & Conveying technology, providing solutions that maximise production, improve safety, and increase efficiencies. The MMD Twin Shaft MINERAL SIZER™ has the ability to process a wide range of materials, from hard limestone to sticky clay, either separately or combined. Together with the unique churning action of the counter-rotating shafts, this makes the MMD Sizer ideal for blending and perfectly suited to the demands of the cement industry. Discuss your next project today with one of our experts. +1 423 884 6100 www.mmdsizers.com

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