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News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HR Asia, published by Business Media International and one of Asia's most authoritative publications for HR professionals, has announced twenty companies in Indonesia as the best companies to work for; as ranked by 6,420 employees across the country. Winners of the award are selected from 189 nominees among 20 industries, based on a proprietary survey that assesses the company's working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction. The Awards cover 12 markets across Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and mainland China. Companies named as the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia include PT 3M Indonesia, PT Bank Maybank Indonesia, PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk, British American Tobacco, and PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk. "This is one of the most structured and extensive survey on employee engagement and workplace practices in this region. Through this survey, HR Asia has discovered that many of these companies – both local and international – have workplace practices that are on par with the best in the world," says Dato' William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International. A key trend emerging from among the award-winning employers is the collaborative effort to upgrade the skills of employees. A recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report has called for industry players to collaborate to develop industry-wide skill development programmes. Among the award recipients, over half have reported an increased spending on employees' further education and training, which include immediate family members and children. "By working within the industry, companies will be able to leverage on their combined training budget to lower the hourly-cost of training and enhance the results of such programmes. Industry associations need to take the lead. Most employers are willing and ready, but until and unless industry associations step in, collaboration won't happen," says Ng. HR Asia Announces Indonesia's Best Companies to Work for in Asia Survey participants were asked affirmative statements about their employers, and either agree or disagree with each of the statements. Based on these answers across the survey, the top 3 areas that employees in Indonesia agree about their jobs are: 1.    The Need to Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations 2.    Proud to Work in the Organisation 3.    Knowing What is Expected of the Employee at Work On the other hand, the 3 areas that score the lowest in the survey (i.e. the ones which the employees feel their companies can improve on) are: 2.    Fully Inform What is Going on in the Organisation Citing the Catalyst Behind Their Motivation Some of the winners for the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Award offered their quotes on the meaning of their participation and what the award meant to them; "At 3M Indonesia, we are proud of being a global part of the big 3M and we strive every day to be a true global citizen. This award proves 'We are in,'" says Harry Syahrial, HR country lead of PT 3M Indonesia. PT Bank Maybank Indonesia shares that "Our Humanising mission sets us apart to continue delivering only the best practices in becoming one of the best employers in the region." "Conducive working environment and passionate people are keys to ensure that we are able to foster and empower society in building and serving the nation," says Harry Surya Adam, human capital director of Bina Nusantara. BAT Indonesia comments, "Great people and an engaging culture are key to our success. We are delighted to receive this external recognition of BAT family's personal growth, capabilities development, and contender spirit we display every day delivering great business result. This award goes to every single employee of BAT Indonesia who will continue making us a great place to work." "We are very proud that PT. Holcim Indonesia, Tbk. is presented with this Award as an important validation of our robust efforts in ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for our people as well our commitment to continue to nurture agility, collaboration and empowerment in our company," says Wiwik Wahyuni, organisation and human resources director of PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk. "We take care of our employees with a H.E.A.R.T (Happy, Engaging, Approachable, Responsible & Trustworthy), so they will also take care of our customers with a 'HEART'," says Dany Pradhana, senior director of HR of PT IDS Medical Systems Indonesia. HR Asia Announces Indonesia's Best Companies to Work for in Asia "As a company, Mundipharma is all about people, including the patients we serve and the people we work with. This award is a confirmation of our feeling that this company is special, and everybody puts forth great effort in making it a wonderful place to work," says Felix Abednego, HR director of Mundipharma Indonesia. "A leader must be able to inspire his team to move forward and become better," says Elin Waty, CEO of PT Sun Life Financial Indonesia. "While investment in the ICT industry primarily goes to technology, we in Telkom Group believe that the main engine of this company is no longer technology, but our prospective talent," says Mr. Alex J. Sinaga. CEO of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom). "We are proud to become the first in our Industry in Indonesia to win this Award. Aligned with our principal that People come first and creating a great place to work for our people is our top priority," says Ms. Dehayati Suryono, HR Director of WPP - GroupM Indonesia. HR Asia is Asia's largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals. With over 50,000 copies distributed every issue, and an online and offline audience exceeding 200,000. HR Asia is the go-to brand for HR professionals seeking quality business intelligence and industry updates. HR Asia is published by Business Media International, a regional leader in B2B intelligence. Full List of Indonesia Recipients of the HR Asia Best Companies To Work For In Asia 2017

News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: www.engineeringnews.co.za

LafargeHolcim has hired Sika boss Jan Jenisch to take over as CE at the Swiss-French building materials giant, whose previous CEO quit after the company made payments to armed groups in Syria. Jenisch, 50, has been the CEO of adhesives maker Sika since January 2012. Paul Schuler, Sika's regional manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will replace Jenisch at Sika. Jenisch's appointment is effective from Oct. 16, Lafarge Holcim said on Monday. LafargeHolcim aims to reassure investors over its leadership after former CEO Eric Olsen announced he would leave in July, in part after an independent internal inquiry found that protection payments to keep its Jalabiya plant in northern Syria open during the civil war there violated its policies. "Jan Jenisch is a CEO that is widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results and he comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector," LafargeHolcim chairperson Beat Hess said in a statement. "His agile leadership style and his personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture." LafargeHolcim shares were seen rising 2.7% in premarket indicators. Olsen, a former Lafarge human resources manager who took over as CEO following the French company's 2015 merger with Switzerland's Holcim, has said he did not know of the payments to the groups amid the war in Syria. Jenisch, a German who joined Sika in 1996, has overseen steady growth at Sika but has also been in the midst of a bitter takeover battle. The adhesives maker's founding family is seeking to sell its controlling stake to France's Saint-Gobain over the objections of Sika management. Schuler, a 29-year Sika employee, has been a member of Sika group management for a decade, having led two of the company's four business regions. "His competent and energetic leadership style will ensure the continuation of Sika’s growth strategy," Paul Haelg, Sika's chairperson, said in a statement.

News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

— Global White Cement Market 2012- 2022 Report provides detailed analysis of market in 9 chapters with required tables and figures. Global White Cement Market report classifies White Cement types as White Portland Cement, White Masonry Cement and White PLC Cement. Applications covered in this report are Component and Component. This report also provides key analysis for the geographical regions like Europe, North America, China, Japan & Korea. Companies like Cementir Holding, Jkcl, Cimsa, Cemex, Lafarge, Sotacib, Ras Ai-Khaimah, Italcementi, Aditya Birla, Federal White Cement, Shargh White, Sastobe(Basel Cement), Adana Cimento, Ghadir Investment, Boral, Cementos Portland Valderrivas, Bank Melli Iran Investment, Saudi White Cement, Holcim, Secil, Kuwait Cement Company, Dycherhoff(BuzziUnlcem) and more are profiled in this report providing information on sale, price, sales regions, products and overview. Purchase a copy of this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/buy-now/529144 Table of Contents: 1 Market Overview 1.1 Objectives of Research 1.2 Market Segment 2 Industry Chain 2.1 Industry Chain Structure 2.2 Upstream 2.3 Market 3 Environmental Analysis 3.1 Policy 3.2 Economic 3.3 Technology 3.4 Market Entry 4 Major Vendors 5 Market/Vendors Distribution 5.1 Regional Distribution 5.2 Product and Application 6 Regions Market 6.1 Global 6.2 Europe 6.3 North America 6.4 China 6.5 Japan & Korea 6.6 Trade 7 Forecast 7.1 Market Trends 7.2 Segment Forecast 8 Marketing Overview 8.1 Ex-factory Price 8.2 Buyer Price 8.3 Price Factors 8.4 Marketing Channel 9 Conclusion Inquire more about this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/ask-your-query/529144 For more information, please visit https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-white-cement-market-research-2011-2022

News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.enr.com

The CEO of Swiss-French cement maker LafargeHolcim on April 24 announced his resignation following release of an internal review that found Lafarge employees made payments to rebel groups in Syria from 2013 to 2014. Eric Olsen took the helm of the newly merged conglomerate in July 2015 as part of the complex deal that brought together Swiss-based Holcim and French-based Lafarge. LafargeHolcim is the world’s largest supplier by volume of cement, concrete and aggregate. The company has spent the last two years working out the details of combining the global operations of the two cement giants, including the sale of various subsidiaries in the European Union to comply with antitrust regulations. LafargeHolcim also has been expanding its Latin American presence, with plans to open over 800 retail storefronts under its Disensa franchise over the next several years. The company on April 24 released an internal report detailing its investigation into alleged payments to armed groups near its cement plant in Jalabiya, Syria, from 2013 to 2014. According to LafargeHolcim, the $640 million Lafarge Cement Syria plant took three years to build and began production in 2010. As the political situation began to deteriorate in Syria in 2011, Lafarge began transporting non-Syrian employees out of the country and operated the plant inter­mittently as the situation allowed. According to the report, it was at this time that Lafarge employees made payments to local armed groups, allegedly to reduce the threat to the plant and its workers. LafargeHolcim says the payments were made to intermediaries, and it was difficult to document which armed groups were ultimately receiving the payments. The U.S. and EU had designated several of the armed groups active in the area at the time as terrorist organizations. Elements of the Islamic State seized the plant in 2014. The report states that Lafarge’s Olsen and his management team were not aware of the payments to armed groups. Olsen maintains he was not connected to the payments in Syria. “My decision is driven by my conviction that it will contribute to addressing strong tensions that have recently arisen around the Syria case,” he said in a press statement. LafargeHolcim maintains that it was employees in Syria who decided to make the payments. “Although I appreciate that those responsible for the Syrian operations appear to have acted in a manner they believed was in the best interests of the company and its employees, there can be no compromise when it comes to compliance rules and adherence to the standards set out in the company’s code of conduct, no matter what the operational challenges are,” said Beat Hess, LafargeHolcim’s board chairman, in a press statement. When Olsen leaves in early July, Hess will assume the title of interim CEO while the company conducts its search for a new chief executive. Executive committee member Roland Köhler, who currently is responsible for Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and trading, will take over as chief operating officer. Eike Christian Meuter, a spokesman for LarfargeHolcim, says the firm has launched a search for a successor and will be looking both inside and outside the company for candidates. “It’s important to note that our strategic priorities are not going to change. We have our targets set for 2018, and that’s not going to change.”

News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

— The Global Construction Sand Market Research Report 2017is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Construction Sand industry. In a word, This report studies Construction Sand in Global market, especially in United States, EU, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with capacity, production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer. Key companies included in this research are Saint-Gobain, Bathgate Silica Sand, Nugent Sand, Pattison Sand, Pioneer Natural Resources, Select Sands, Sibelco, Mitsubishi, Quarzwerke, Tochu Corporation, Taiwan Glass Industry, Chongqing Changjiang Moulding Material, Zhuzhou Kibing Group, Holcim, Minerali Industriali, Haryana Ceramic & Allied Products Industries, EOG Resources Incorporated, Adwan Chemical Industries and Emerge Energy Services. Market Segment by Region, this report splits Global into several key Region, with sales, revenue, market share and growth rate of Construction Sand in these regions, from 2011 to 2022 (forecast), like United States, EU, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Firstly, Construction Sand On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Natural Sand and Synthetic Sand. On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Construction Sand for each application, including Foundry, Construction, Ceramics & Refractories, Glass manufacturing and Other. 7 Global Construction Sand Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 7.1 Saint-Gobain 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.1.2 Construction Sand Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B 7.1.3 Saint-Gobain Construction Sand Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 Bathgate Silica Sand 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.2.2 Construction Sand Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B 7.2.3 Bathgate Silica Sand Construction Sand Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 Nugent Sand 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.3.2 Construction Sand Product Category, Application and Specification Product A Product B 7.3.3 Nugent Sand Construction Sand Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview Figure Picture of Construction Sand Figure Global Construction Sand Production (K MT) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Types (Product Category) (2012-2022) Figure Global Construction Sand Production Market Share by Types (Product Category) in 2016 Figure Product Picture of Natural Sand Table Major Manufacturers of Natural Sand Figure Product Picture of Synthetic Sand Table Major Manufacturers of Synthetic Sand Figure Global Construction Sand Consumption (K MT) by Applications (2012-2022) Figure Global Construction Sand Consumption Market Share by Applications in 2016 Figure Foundry Examples Figure Construction Examples Figure Ceramics & Refractories Examples Figure Glass manufacturing Examples Figure Other Examples Figure Global Construction Sand Market Size (Million USD), Comparison (K MT) and CAGR (%) by Regions (2012-2022) Figure North America Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Europe Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure China Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Japan Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Southeast Asia Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure India Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Global Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) Status and Outlook (2012-2022) Figure Global Construction Sand Capacity, Production (K MT) Status and Outlook (2012-2022) Figure Global Construction Sand Major Players Product Capacity (K MT) (2012-2017) Table Global Construction Sand Capacity (K MT) of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table Global Construction Sand Capacity Market Share of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Figure Global Construction Sand Capacity (K MT) of Key Manufacturers in 2016 Figure Global Construction Sand Capacity (K MT) of Key Manufacturers in 2017 Figure Global Construction Sand Major Players Product Production (K MT) (2012-2017) Table Global Construction Sand Production (K MT) of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table Global Construction Sand Production Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017) Figure 2016 Construction Sand Production Share by Manufacturers Figure 2017 Construction Sand Production Share by Manufacturers Figure Global Construction Sand Major Players Product Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) Table Global Construction Sand Revenue (Million USD) by Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table Global Construction Sand Revenue Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table 2016 Global Construction Sand Revenue Share by Manufacturers Table 2017 Global Construction Sand Revenue Share by Manufacturers Table Global Market Construction Sand Average Price (USD/MT) of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Figure Global Market Construction Sand Average Price (USD/MT) of Key Manufacturers in 2016 Table Manufacturers Construction Sand Manufacturing Base Distribution and Sales Area For more information, please visit http://www.reportsweb.com/global-construction-sand-market-research-report-2017

News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.engineeringnews.co.za

Lafarge Africa wants to raise 140-billion naira ($445.9-million) in fresh equity and convert some loans into shares as part of a planned rights issue after it reported losses last year. The Nigeria-based business of Franco-Swiss cement group Lafarge Holcim, will seek shareholder approval next month for the capital raising and for loans from existing shareholders to be converted into equity, it said on Monday. The move follows a similar exercise by Diageo-owned Guinness Nigeria, with businesses in the country having to contend with a second year of a recession brought on by low oil prices that cut government revenue and crippled dollar supplies in Africa's biggest economy. Lafarge Africa swung to a full-year pretax loss of 22.82-billion naira last year from a profit of 29.29-billion naira in 2015, it reported in March, though it returned to profit in the first quarter of this year. Shares in the company are up by more than 20% this year, having registered a 58% slump in 2016.

Sullivan W.G.,Mississippi State University | Cost T.,Holcim Inc. | Howard I.L.,Mississippi State University
Geotechnical Special Publication | Year: 2012

This paper's objective is to document thermal profile testing on soil slurries stabilized with portland cement. Thermal profile testing as used herein is sometimes referred to as semi-adiabatic calorimetry (SAC). SAC has become popular for cement paste and mortar evaluation but has seen little use for stabilized soil applications. Test mixtures included three fine grained soils with moisture contents of 100 to 233% and nine different portland cements at contents of 3 to 15% by unstabilized slurry mass. Five SAC equipment options were investigated to compare suitability. The most appropriate set of equipment was further evaluated over an extended range of conditions. Methods to extrude the specimens from plastic molds after one day of thermal measurement were also investigated to allow unconfined compression (UC) testing to be performed on the same specimens. The equipment devised is economical, portable, and requires minimal operator skill. Results demonstrate SAC techniques are effective means to observe thermal profiles of cement stabilized soil slurry and show merit for a variety of applications including quality control. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Safariyeganeh S.,DuPont Company | Lovett C.J.,Holcim Inc.
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications | Year: 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has adopted revised emission limits to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Portland cement manufacturing industry and revised emission limits to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Portland cement plants. These changes revise the emission limits for specified air pollutants for new and existing cement plants. The NESHAP regulations address the emission limits for materials such as mercury, total hydrocarbons (THCs), hydrochloric acid (HCl), and particulate matter. The NSPS address particulate matter, opacity, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Herein, a case study is presented in which a novel environmental technology was utilized to help achieve SO2 removal efficiencies in excess of 97% for a cement plant located in the United States. A slurry scrubber was specified for this application due to its unique ability to achieve high removal efficiencies for SO2-rich waste gases, using a low-cost reagent. Additional capabilities of this system specific to the cement industry are also discussed, such as hot gas quenching, particulate removal, and resistance to the corrosive, abrasive, and thermally intense environments often found in cement plants. © 1972-2012 IEEE.

Walden K.,Holcim Inc.
IEEE Cement Industry Technical Conference (Paper) | Year: 2010

The construction is almost complete on the largest single clinker production line in the world. At 12,000 metric tons per day clinker and 4 million metric tons annual cement capacity, this massive greenfield plant was built by Holcim in the United States along the Mississippi River in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. The uniqueness of this undertaking is not only the size, but also the strict efficiency goals and environmental regulations that apply to the site development, construction, and operation. Preliminary evaluation of the Ste. Genevieve project began in the late 1990's, and Holcim ultimately underwent a six year process of reviews and permits involving eight federal and state regulatory agencies. With all permits finally in hand, Holcim awarded a contract in early 2006 to engineering and equipment supplier for all the main and auxiliary mechanical and electrical equipment as well as engineering services, training, and commissioning The focal point of the plant is the single pyroprocess system with new generation clinker cooler and in-line preheater with low NOx and CO calciner. Furthermore, the supply of four (4) vertical roller mills for cement grinding reinforced this commitment for the most energy efficient solution setting a market standard for finish cement grinding. Because the plant is meeting emission limits among the lowest permitted for any cement plant in the United States and the world, any environmental impact is minimized. In addition, approximately 2200 acres (55% of the total property's acreage) is preserved in its natural condition for the entire life of the plant. The success of the Ste. Genevieve project was based on the strong partnership and open relationship that has been developed between Holcim and the supplier. Start-up of the plant occurred in August 2009. The kiln and all auxiliary circuits had achieved steady state operation by September 2009 at or above design parameters. With a foundation of a sound technical solution and combined worldwide resources, this extraordinary project is now a source of pride for all parties involved. The new facility in Ste. Genevieve County is operated by Holcim (US) Inc., a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd. of Switzerland. With majority and minority interests in over 70 countries on all continents, Holcim Ltd. is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete and construction-related services. ©2010 IEEE.

Holcim Inc. | Date: 2013-07-16

computer application software for mobile phones and other electronic devices for use in the simulation of mortar and masonry images.

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