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2010-07-22 14:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Holcim (US) Inc. cement plant located in Midlothian, Texas has recently surpassed several safety milestones and is the recipient of prestigious industry safety awards. Employees at the Midlothian plant have worked over five years without a lost-time injury, and have exceeded one year without having an injury reaching the level that requires a report to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA, the federal branch of the US...

2010-07-06 09:00:00

Portland Cement Association-Sponsored Ads Inform Motorists About the Benefits of Choosing Concrete MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout July and into August, motorists will experience delays along the I-94 corridor due to the third asphalt resurfacing in the last two decades. In what is an already congested artery in the Twin Cities, these delays will impact morning and evening commutes for those traveling in and out of the Minneapolis metro area. The Portland...

2010-07-02 07:00:00

LONDON, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, today announced the first closing of its Green Cement Bond, together with the participation of Lafarge, the world leader in building materials, as the first subscriber. The Novacem Green Cement Bond is an innovative commercial and financial approach for engagement with major cement manufacturers to accelerate the development and commercialisation of Novacem's negative carbon cement. The Bond is for a nominal GBP1...

2010-06-14 08:15:00

RENO, NV, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Infrastructure Materials Corp. (NASDAQ OTC-BB: Symbol IFAM) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the imminent start of the latest phase of drilling on its Blue Nose Limestone Project under a Plan of Operations filed with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The Blue Nose Project consists of 301 mineral claims covering over 6,000 acres located 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada in Lincoln County. With technical staff expecting to receive...

2010-05-04 09:30:00

Gains to materialize in second half of 2010 SKOKIE, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expected increases in public construction activities will pave the way for improved cement consumption in 2010 and beyond, according the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In 2010, PCA anticipates a modest five percent increase in consumption over severely depressed 2009 levels. The three to five million metric tons gain in cement use will materialize during...

2010-04-28 15:43:00

Plants Commended for Benefiting Local Communities, Global Environment SKOKIE, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the Ninth Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's Spring Meeting in Chicago, April 27, 2010. The awards honor individual cement facilities that...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, today announced that its cement has been included in Technology Review (http://www.technologyreview.com/) magazine's 2010 list of the top 10 emerging technologies that will change the way we live and do business. The revolutionary innovations included in this year's TR10 -- each represented by a researcher whose vision and work lead the field -- promise fundamental shifts in areas from energy to health care,...

2010-04-19 08:15:00

RENO, NV, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Infrastructure Materials Corp. (NASDAQ OTC-BB: Symbol IFAM) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the assay results from Phase III of its drill program completed on the Blue Nose Limestone Project. The Blue Nose Project consists of 301 mineral claims covering over 6,000 acres located 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada in Lincoln County. Management is very pleased with the results of Phase III, consisting of six drill holes with several of the...

2009-12-03 11:08:00

Conditions facing residential and nonresidential sectors to remain weak SKOKIE, Ill., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although recent economic news and activity may suggest a technical end to the "Great Recession," the conditions facing the construction industry are likely to remain weak for another year or more, causing a drag on cement consumption, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). PCA expects 2009 will represent this...

2009-11-13 15:25:00

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. and BOSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilman and Pastor, LLP filed a class action lawsuit on October 30, 2009 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of all individuals or entities who purchased Portland Cement or Ready Mix Concrete in Florida directly from any of the Defendants, including Cemex Corp., Florida Rock Industries, Inc., Holcim (US), Inc., Lafarge North America, Inc., Lehigh Cement Company, Suwannee American Cement...