Cement Americas

FALL 2017

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www.cementamericas.com • Fall 2017 • CEMENT AMERICAS 5 CEMENTSCOPE Kalenborn Abresist 5541 North State Road 13, Urbana, IN 46990 Toll Free: 800-348-0717 • Fax: 888-348-0717 E-mail: info@abresist.com www.abresist.com New company name. New products. Same mission in Urbana, Indiana. w w w.abresist.com Cost-Effective Protection for Abrasive Applications KALMETALL® Hard Overlay Welding Plates n Suitable for power plants and other facilities in the cement, mining, steel and other industries where daily abrasion is a challenge. n Installs into existing steel structures. n Designed as a cost-effective, low weight, self-supporting structure. n Standard base material is carbon steel for operating temperatures up to 662 °F / 350° C. n Standard base thickness is 3/16" or 1/4". Others available. n Standard plates are offered at varying qualities, thicknesses and dimensions. Special components can be custom fabricated any time. nue and $99 million in EBITDA, in line with expectations announced by the company earlier this year. In Colombia, the recovery in cement dispatches, which grew 8.6 percent, was well above market levels that fell 2.7 percent. At the end of the first half-year, this region represented 28 percent of the company's revenue gen- eration with $398 million and 23 percent of EBITDA with $56 million. Likewise, the 2.7 million tons of cement and the 1.5 million cubic meters of ready mix shipments rep- resent 33 percent and 29 percent, respectively, of the company's total cement and concrete shipments in the first half of the year. In the Caribbean and Central America region, the growth of cement and concrete supply levels stand out at levels of 7.6 percent and 7.5 percent, respectively, compared to the first half of 2016. With $291 million generated in revenues and US $92 million in EBITDA, this region contributes 20 percent and 37 percent, respectively, to the company. Honduras and Panama continue to be the main drivers of this region. The company's participation is highlight- ed in key projects for the development of the region such as the European space station in French Guiana, a third bridge over the Panama Canal, the wastewater treatment plant in the Dominican Republic, the civ- ic government center in Honduras, the Royalton Hotel in St. Lucia, and the Nobo Hospital in Curacao, among many others. Cementos Argos attained additional milestones during the first half-year, such as the opening of a new mill in San Lorenzo, Honduras; the purchase of an integrated cement plant in Puerto Rico; the launch of new prod- ucts such as enhanced concrete and soil cement; and the integration of a new cement plant in West Virginia, as well as eight related terminals across the Northeast United States. Likewise, significant progress was made in the Cemen- tos Argos Building Efficiency and Sustainability for Tomorrow (BEST) program, highlighting an increase in the use of alternative fuels, the sale of non-operat- ing assets and the incorporation of technology, which contribute to the company's purpose to continue their support in the development of the countries and territo- ries in which it has a presence and to become the most efficient producer in these markets.

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