October 21, 2016 8:43 PM ET

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Company Overview of CEMEX, Inc.

Company Overview

CEMEX, Inc. produces, distributes, and sells building materials in the United States. It offers cements, such as bulk and bagged cement; ready mix concretes; aggregates, such as stones, sand, and gravels; fly ashes; pipes/precast; concrete blocks; architectural products; gypsum; landscaping solutions; and asphalt products. The company distributes its products internationally. CEMEX, Inc. was formerly known as Southdown, Inc. and changed its name to CEMEX, Inc. in February 2001. The company was incorporated in 1930 and is based in Houston, Texas. CEMEX, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.

929 Gessner Street

Suite 1900

Houston, TX 77024

United States

Founded in 1930

4,100 Employees





Key Executives for CEMEX, Inc.

President of Cemex Mexico
Age: 59
Regional President of Florida & Carolinas Region
Regional President of Texas & New Mexico Region
Regional President of Mid-South Region
Regional President of West Region
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

CEMEX, Inc. Key Developments

Cemex Inc. Reaches an Agreement with Environmental Protection Agency over Alleged Air Pollution Violations

Cemex Inc., which operates a cement plant in Knoxville, has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and Knox County over alleged air pollution violations at the Knoxville location and four other plants. Knox County and the EPA filed a federal complaint against Cemex Inc., claiming air pollution violations at its Knoxville plant at 6212 Cement Plant Road as well as at plants in Louisville, Ky.; Demopolis, Ala.; and Odessa and New Braunfels, Texas. They also filed a proposed consent decree agreement for the court to consider. Both were filed in the Eastern Division of U.S. District Court in Knoxville. CEMEX and its affiliate, Kosmos Cement Company, have voluntarily entered into an agreement with the EPA regarding alleged historical violations at five cement plants. The settlement resolves a long-running dispute with the EPA regarding its allegations in connection with historical operations at the five plants. Under the settlement, additional emissions monitoring and reduction equipment will be installed at the plants. The complaint alleges that from 1995 to 1999, modifications in the cement-making process were done at the Knoxville Cemex facility that resulted in a significant increase in nitrogen oxide emissions. The complaint also alleges similar violations at the other plants. At the Knoxville plant, the plaintiffs claim that the increased nitrogen oxide emissions were the result of the plant modifying its raw mill system, clinker cooler, preheater/induction draft fan and the primary air fan and drive to its kiln. These actions were done without the proper permits, the complaint alleges. The proposed consent decree spells out a plan for Cemex to correct the violations, but asks that the court take no action until after a 30-day public comment period. Under the agreement, Cemex, headquartered in Houston, Texas, would pay a $1.3 million civil penalty, install pollution-control equipment on its Knoxville and other facilities and put an environmental mitigation project into effect at all of its facilities. This would involve doing energy audits at each facility, including clinker crushing equipment, quarry loaders, diesel locomotives and other parts of the operations. Cemex must also spend $150,000 on energy-efficiency projects aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide emissions. Cemex would be required to provide the EPA with updates on the progress of its efforts and would need to submit a final report. Once the plaintiffs are satisfied that Cemex has meet conditions and operated a particular facility in terms of the agreement for two years, they will request that the court terminate the consent decree on that facility. While Cemex is the target of an EPA complaint now, it has also been an EPA partner on green initiatives. The Knoxville plant worked with the EPA on incinerating used tires in its kiln, and was named the Department of Energy's Energy Star Partner of the year in 2009 and 2010 for improving the efficiency of its kiln, installing variable speed drives on large motors, replacing older motors with high-efficiency models and other improvements.

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