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A Solid Solution to Concrete Dilemma Carmeuse Showcases PREMIACAL® at SSC 2013 Symposium

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The International Self-Consolidating Concrete Symposium is held only once every four years but for the 1200 attendees at this year’s show in Chicago, it was worth the wait as Carmeuse showcased PREMIACAL® Engineered Milled Limestone as a cost-effective additive to SCC mixes. 

David Berg, Market Manager of Milled Limestone Business, presented a technical paper at the Symposium entitled “Use of Ground Limestone in Traditional SCC Mixes - A Novel Solution to the Water-to-Cement Ratio Dilemma”. The paper was co-authored by Jim Derby and Steve Tutokey of the Carmeuse Lime & Stone Technical Center.

Carmeuse Emphasizes Safety at Coal Prep Show

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Carmeuse Lime & Stone, one of the leading suppliers of rock dust (milled limestone) for underground coal mining, was a featured exhibitor at the recent Coal Prep 2013 tradeshow held in Lexington KY.

The show provided Carmeuse with the opportunity to demonstrate the safety aspects of its milled limestone product to the 1500 attendees.

Throughout the show, Carmeuse was supported by one of the company’s largest broker, Southern Appalachian Mine Supply (SAMS). David Berg, Market Manager Milled Limestone commented “Our products are actually saving lives in the coal industry, and we are proud to work together with SAMS in this vital role we play.”

Carmeuse Shares Expertise at Oilfield Minerals Symposium

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Carmeuse Lime & Stone, the largest producer of lime and limestone products in North America, was recently invited to share its knowledge of limestone use in oilfield applications during the recent Oilfield Minerals Outlook 2013 symposium held in Houston, Texas. David Berg, Market Manager for Carmeuse milled limestone business, presented “Use of Calcium Carbonate in Oilfield Drilling Fluids” to an attentive audience.

Hosted by Industrial Minerals magazine, Oilfield Minerals Outlook 2013 attracted more than 200 attendees to this year’s event which focused on the supply and demand of industrial minerals for the oilfield sector. The global oil and gas drilling industry is already strong market for industrial minerals, and with the development of unconventional resources, there is an enhanced demand for a range of oilfield minerals, including milled limestone.

Carmeuse Teams Share Knowledge, Boost Safety and Efficiency

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The Carmeuse company-wide initiative Knowledge Sharing in Action proved once again, that the more you know and the more you share, the better off everyone will be. Recently, the Carmeuse Georgia Fillers Mine group and the Engineering group shared their knowledge to create a safer environment for Carmeuse employees operating scaling excavators.

After some discussion, it was determined that replacing the OEM cab guard on the Caterpillar scaling excavator with a Pierce Pacific aftermarket cage protector, would provide better protection to the excavator operator within the cab. The replacement cage sizing and configuration provides superior protection from direct impact to the top of the cage.

And the winner is… Carmeuse Documentary Wins Emmy® Award

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On Saturday June 15th, A Century in Stone, a documentary film commemorating 100 years of quarry operations at the Carmeuse Calcite plant, won an Emmy Award from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The awards ceremony was held at the MotorCity Casino Soundboard Theater in Detroit.

The film was nominated in two categories: Best Writer/Program and Best Historical Documentary and won the Emmy in the Best Writer/Program category for Brian Belange, writer/director for Bon Ami Filmworks LLC, the company that produced the film in partnership with the Presque Isle District Library.

Carmeuse Maysville Open House Gives an In-Depth Look at Facility

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 ‘What, exactly, do you do there?’

That’s a question that employees at the Carmeuse-Maysville limestone mine and manufacturing plant get asked frequently. Thanks to a very successful Open House held on the weekend of May 18 & 19th, that question was answered in impressive fashion when more than 800 people visited the facility and took tours that included a trip into the mine.

Child’s Play at Carmeuse Calcite

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Forget plastic swing sets and bouncing plastic balls; for a group of pre-school kids from St. John’s School in Rogers City, the Carmeuse Calcite Quarry proved to be a much more exciting playground.

On May 15th & 16th, the pre-school classes visited the Calcite Quarry for close-up look at the operation. After a tour of the quarry, the kids were able to watch an enormous sea-faring vessel being loaded and they got see and even get their pictures taken next to some very big trucks!

At the end of the day, the kids took time to dig for fossils; most went home with pockets bulging full of prized rocks. (Sorry, moms!)

Successful ICA Workshop at Longview Operation

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Customer service is the key to any organization’s success. Throughout the Carmeuse organization, cultivating customer satisfaction starts from the inside where internal customer awareness (ICA) is critical as employees focus on providing timely, effective, quality products and services to other employees in other departments, then can go on to deliver on the customer promise.

To help boost internal customer awareness (ICA), the Longview Operation held an ICA Workshop on June 19th that provided employees with information including methods for improving customer satisfaction through improved internal communication and feedback, opportunities to improve safety, and action items that support internal customer success.


Carmeuse Showcases Support of Steel Industry at AISTech Show

Pittsburgh, PA — Throughout the years, Carmeuse Lime & Stone, the industry leader in supplying lime products and related technology for steelmaking, has enjoyed a very good relationship with customers in the steel industry. Carmeuse's support of the steel industry was the front-and-center message that the company wanted to get across at the recent AISTech 2012, The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Carmeuse supplies lime and limestone as a fluxing agent that is critical to quality steelmaking.

Carmeuse Hosts Boy Scout Troop Tour

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For the members of Boy Scout Troop #1005 of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, an afternoon spent climbing rock piles, digging in the dirt and collecting rocks at the Carmeuse Lime & Stone Calcite operation was deemed “a great day!”

The Scout Troop recently spent four very active hours touring the Calcite Quarry and plant as part of their quest to earn their Geology Badge. With the help of Calcite employees, Al Pines and Mark Glomski, the kids learned about the various rock formations in the area and then hit the dirt piles to collect their own samples of the formations. Proving their prowess as fledgling geologists, several Scouts also collected some interesting fossils for their collection.

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