/ Jun 19, 2014

Mitsubishi Materials bets on U.S. to up cement profit

Mitsubishi Materials Corp., the nation’s second-biggest cement maker, plans to reopen its U.S. import terminal for the first time in seven years and seek acquisitions to expand in the world’s biggest economy.The company is preparing to restart its terminal in California’s Long Beach as ...

Industrial materials demand rebounding

/ Jan 24, 2014

Industrial materials demand rebounding

Demand for industrial materials is showing clear signs of recovery, with steel and cement production in 2013 in Japan hitting their highest levels in five years on the back of the building boom in disaster-struck regions and urban areas undergoing economic expansion.Production of paper ...

Apr 9, 2013

Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in U.S.

The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don’t make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America.But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled “bioswales” keep ...