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Site challenges Cemex drivers with 3,000-ft. reverse commute

A traffic-alleviating project in one of Cemex USA's key markets has required mixer truck drivers to execute inordinate back-up distances to unload mixes. The project to which the company is supplying 65,000 yd. of specialty ready mixed concrete is the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, connecting Oakland to Orinda, Calif. However, in order to transport the material inside the tunnel, mixer trucks had to be driven 3,000 ft. in reverse on a narrow one-lane road.

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Cemex launches global assessment, engineering, maintenance service

Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., announced recently the launch of Cemex Global Solutions, a service from the company that leverages over a century of industry-leading expertise to provide customers with a full range of technical services for the cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates industry.

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Social media platform earns Manufacturing Leadership Award

Cemex S.A.B. de CV has garnered the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML 100) Awards recognition for a business-focused, online network enabling North American operations, marketing and administrative staff to share best safety, regulatory compliance, sales and management practices with peers across the globe.

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Berkeley team does as the Romans did to discover new binder mechanism

Using the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and core samples from an ancient breakwater near Naples, Italy, a University of California, Berkeley, research team has examined the fine-scale structure and extraordinarily stable binding compound, calcium-aluminum-silicate hydrate of Roman seawater concrete.

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Bright Ideas in X-ray spectromicroscopy research at Advanced Light Source

The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a third-generation synchrotron, a specialized particle accelerator that generates bright beams of x-rays for scientific research. It is located in a building originally designed in the 1930s by Arthur Brown, Jr.—architect of the Coit Tower in San Francisco—to house Ernest O. Lawrence’s 184-in. cyclotron.

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