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News Construction Manufacturing General
September 20, 2020  

NS residents concerned over dusty cement plant emissions

Sudden plant shutdown resulted in a discharge of dust that drifted over neighbourhoods and coated cars.

News Construction Manufacturing General
September 24, 2019  

Lafarge fined $400,000 for worker’s fatal fall at decommissioned plant

Fell nearly 30 feet when a corroded exterior walkway collapsed during a tour of a kiln building.

News Construction Manufacturing General
February 20, 2019  

Calgary cement plant worker dies following accident

Lehigh Hanson Canada said in a statement the worker was struck by a concrete block.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 21, 2018  

Judge dismisses residents’ court challenge of NS tire burning project

Lafarge plans to burn about 20 tonnes of tires a day in place of fossil fuels such as coal.

News Manufacturing General
November 28, 2017  

Lafarge says new emissions systems in place for NS tire burning project

New monitoring system equipment measures plant emissions every 10 seconds.

News Energy Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

Lafarge Canada seeks approval to burn tires as energy at NS plant

Environment Rankin called the project a good way of reducing coal use at the plant.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 4, 2017  

NDP calls for tire burning ban in Nova Scotia following pilot project approval

Lafarge Canada project would burn tires for energy at the company’s Brookfield cement plant.

News Manufacturing General
August 16, 2017  

Nova Scotia residents challenge Lafarge tire burning pilot project

Court challenge argues approval is unreasonable because it fails to protect ecosystems.

News Manufacturing General
July 17, 2017  

NS proposal reignites debate over burning versus recycling tires

Lafarge Canada to use scrap tires for fuel in its Brookfield cement plant.

News Construction Manufacturing General
April 24, 2017  

Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

Company funnelled money to armed groups to guarantee safe passage for employees and to supply its plant.

News Construction Manufacturing General
March 2, 2017  

Cement group LafargeHolcim made deals with armed groups in Syria

Said its investigation could not establish “with certainty” which groups received funds.

News Construction Manufacturing Business Operations General Sustainability Technology
April 11, 2016  

UVic scientists developing smart cement that heals, seals cracks

Fibres are added to the mixture such as industrial waste like fly ash and wood cellulose.

News Construction Manufacturing General Operations
August 13, 2015  

Cemex sells Austria, Hungary cement operations

Mexican company reducing debt, Rohrdorfer in German picks up both for $179 million.

News Construction Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 5, 2015  

Competition Bureau approves Holcim-Lafarge merger

Holcim sell all of its Canadian operations and all associated assets.

News Construction Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 20, 2015  

Bill allows McInnis Cement to bypass enviro-hearings

Quebec government hopes to neutralize legal challenges by project opponents.