Cement Americas

APR 2019

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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www.cementamericas.com • Spring 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 3 CEMENTSCOPE IEEE-IAS/PCA Conference to Convene in St. Louis The 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference will be held in the St. Louis Convention Center, April 28-May 2, 2019. The conference will include presen- tations of the latest technology covering a variety of topics important to the industry. There will also be tutorials, professional training sessions, a state of the industry report and much more. More than 150 exhibitors will display the latest in product and service offerings. There will also be networking events to meet industry colleagues and make new connections. Educational sessions will include: • Minimizing the Consumption of Ammonia for Controlling NOx Emissions • Plant "Quick" Evaluation – Kiln Systems • Routine Process Analysis • The Application of Analyzers Beyond Raw Mix Control • Introducing a Standard Process for the Management of CAPEX Projects (large and small) • Effective Planning and Scheduling of Maintenance Out- ages • Implementing a Better Process for Compressed Air Sys- tems • A Guide to Preparing Engineering Scopes of Work for Plant-based Process Improvement Projects • Vertical Mill Gearbox Maintenance Tips • Basic Design Criteria for Open Gears • The use of XRD in Kiln Optimization • Quarry Fleet Optimization For more information go to www.cementconference.org. Cemex Strengthens Commitment to Youth with All4YOUth Partnership Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that it is joining the Global Alliance for YOUth (All4YOUth), a busi- ness-driven youth employment initiative created by Nestlé in 2014 with close to 200 business partners. The company's participation in the alliance will help more than 65,000 young people by 2022. "Cemex seeks to promote and participate in high-im- pact social programs to empower women, youth, and communities, helping them find employment and improve family incomes. We are currently members of the [New Employment Opportunities] alliance, an ini- tiative that works to raise and strengthen employment opportunities for young people through scholarships, counseling, and job training. Now, together with All4Y- OUth, we continue to strengthen our commitment to youth, and through this global alliance, we are con- vinced that we can help them on a larger scale," said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of Cemex. The aim of All4YOUth is to reduce school dropout rates, contribute to young people's employability, and to help them develop their skills for the workplace of today and tomorrow. Internally, Cemex continues its digital talent development by hiring and preparing peo- ple with work capabilities for the future. HeidelbergCement Announces Board Changes HeidelbergCement announced a succession plan that will see an early-2020 shift of executives on the managing board. Upon conclusion of his third term at the end of Jan- uary 2020, Dr. Bernd Scheifele will vacate his role of chair- man of the managing board, and will stand as superviso- ry board chair candidate in 2022. Succeeding him will be Managing Board Deputy Chairman Dr. Domink von Achten, whose present responsibilities for the Western and South- ern Europe businesses transition to current North Ameri- can head Jon Morrish.

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