Cement Americas

SUM 2019

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14 CEMENT AMERICAS • Summer 2019 • www.cementamericas.com America's Cement Manufacturers TM a pusher plate. The sampler is fully automated taking sam- ples whenever the cooler/crusher calls for them and can be removed for easy and safe maintenace. The sampler keeps workers out of the hot and dusty clinker cooler environment. Milling and Grinding Salt River Materials Group – Clarkdale, Ariz. Salt River Materials along with Arizona Equipment Fabrica- tion created a new way to remove damaged Vertical Finish- ing Mill Table Liners. The teams developed a clamp style lift- ing device that is made out of 3-ft. plate steel with adjustable ends that are bent at an obtuse angle to fit the contour of the liner. The new clamping system can be operated by one person and the operator can remove or install liners in half the time of prior operations. The clamps have virtually elimi- nated load shifting hazards and resulting injuries. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the win- ŶĞƌƐŽĨƚŚĞϮϬϭŶĞƌŐLJĂŶĚŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚ;ΘǁĂƌĚƐ recognizing outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. "The awards highlight how America's cement manufactur- ers are focused on sustainably producing the highest qual- ity product with minimal environmental footprint," said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. "The companies selected for these environmental accolades demonstrate a strong culture of innovation that result in energy efficiency and sustainable manufacturing practices." dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐƉůĂŶƚƐǁĞƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚϮϬϭΘǁĂƌĚƐĂƚƚŚĞ Cement and Concrete Fly-In held in Washington, D.C.: Energy Efficiency: CalPortland, Mojave, Calif. Environmental Performance: Roanoke Cement Co./ Titan America, Troutville, Va. Innovation: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Permanente Plant, Cuperti- no, Calif. Land Stewardship: Buzzi Unicem USA, Greencastle, Ind. Outreach: Cemex Construction Materials South, Lyons, Colo. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the re-establishment of a Geotechnical Group supporting cement-based solutions for water resources to coincide with National Dam Safety Awareness Day, providing a boost to the technical support available for dam safety nationwide. PCA is the premier concrete resource providing guidance for dam safety officials to help address the complex and expensive problems that plague our nation's water infra- structure, including dam maintenance and reliability. "America deserves safe, strong and resilient water infra- structure – our economy depends on it," said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. "Water infrastructure built with concrete is long-lived, has a low life-cycle cost and is resil- ient to man-made and natural disasters." According to the America Society of Civil Engineers ;^ ϮϬϭϳ/ŶĨƌĂƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞZĞƉŽƌƚĂƌĚƚŚĞĂǀĞƌĂŐĞĂŐĞŽĨ ƚŚĞϬϱ•ϬĚĂŵƐŝŶƚŚĞhŶŝƚĞĚ^ƚĂƚĞƐŝƐϱϲLJĞĂƌƐĂŶĚƚŚĞ number of deficient high-hazard potential dams has climbed ƚŽĂŶĞƐƚŝŵĂƚĞĚϮϭϳϬŽƌŵŽƌĞ• Cement-based solutions such as roller-compacted concrete, mass concrete, soil-cement, deep soil mixing, jet grouting, concrete slurry walls and concrete mats have a long histo- ry of water infrastructure applications with cost-saving and long-lasting results. PCA Commemorates National Dam Safety Awareness Day PCA Announces E&E Awards Winners PCA Announces 2019 Chairman's Safety Performance Award Winners Category: Less than 206,980 hours Lehigh Hanson Inc., Logansport, Ind. Cemex USA, Demopolis, Ala. LafargeHolcim US, Theodore, Ala. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the Chairman's Safety Performance Awards, which recognize outstanding safety performance in the man- ufacturing of portland cement, the core ingredient used in all forms of concrete. "Safety is the most important job we all have," PCA Chair- man and President of Continental Cement Tom Beck said. "Doing everything possible to assure that our employees go home in the same condition as they arrived is paramount and we're proud to highlight these top safety performers." The 2019 PCA Chairman's Safety Performance Award win- ners are: Category: 206,981–284,621 hours Cemex USA, Clinchfield, Ga. The Monarch Cement Company, Humboldt, Kan. Ash Grove Cement Company, Durkee, Ore. Category: 284,622–514,083 hours Martin Marietta, New Braunfels, Texas. Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Permanente Plant, Cupertino, Calif. Cemex USA, Victorville, Calif.

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