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BANK COMMITMENT SEALS FINANCING PACKAGE FOR MCINNIS CEMENT MILL

McInnis Cement Port-Daniel-Gascons operationThe National Bank of Canada has confirmed availability of a $360 million loan for an export-driven, 2 million-plus ton per year cement plant and marine terminal in Quebec’s eastern reaches. The late-July announcement caps financing for the McInnis Cement Port-Daniel-Gascons operation, led by a $500 million commitment from private and public investors, and $250 million commercial loan from province agency Investissement Québec.

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ORGANIZATIONS - September 2014

William “Jay” Hall has returned to Portland Cement Association as manager of Codes and Standards, working out of Keysville, Va. He will represent the cement-based products industry in the codes and standards development process for organizations like the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. 

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BUILDING SCIENCES CHIEF TO ADDRESS SUSTAINABILITY FORUM AT ACI CONVENTION

Under the theme “Spanning the Globe,” nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene October 26-30 at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton Hotel to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards—amid other ACI fall convention activities.

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ACI Foundation, peers leverage resources

To align donors and related funding sources with researchers and current or pending projects, the American Concrete Institute-aligned ACI Foundation has teamed with key industry organizations to launch the Concrete Research Network. 

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