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Check Cement Labels, Buyers Admonished

When buying cement products, it would be wise to check the labels of cement bags to ensure the quality and type of the product.

“This is to avoid problems in the future,” the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP)… Continue reading

What to look for when buying cement?

When buying cement products, consumers must check the cement bags first to ascertain that they bear important markings specified under Philippine National Standard (PNS) 07:2005, the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) advised.

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Innovative Concrete Solutions

Longer lasting structures that cost less to maintain, lower construction costs for tall buildings, superior finishes for architectural surfaces — all these features and more are the latest innovations in the concrete industry.

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Island Cement is National Shoppers Choice

BusinessWorld, Page 21, December 10, 2005
(Similar story came out in Manila Standard)

Island Portland Cement received the National Shoppers’ Choice Award as the cement choice of more than 100,000 customers surveyed nationwide.

A product of Solid Cement Corp., Island Cement earned the National Shoppers’ Choice Award based on the criteria of product quality, company reputation, brand recognition and customer services.

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Studies validate energy, environment savings from concrete

Manila Bulletin, September 27, 2005, B-13
(Similar story came out in Manila Standard Today)

International studies have confirmed various energy and environment conservation features of concrete pavements.

The study conducted by the National Research Council of Canada showed that heavy vehicles traveling on concrete roads and highways can realize as much as 11% savings in fuel costs compared to asphalt roads.

The study further boosts the significance of results of a socio-economic impact study of concrete highways prepared by KPMG Consulting in British Columbia which showed that concrete pavements also results in millions of dollars worth of savings for taxpayers.

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Republic cement lauds DTI for crackdown on fake brands

(Manila Standard, B-3, March 21, 2005)

Republic Cement Corporation (RCC) has lauded the Dept. of Trade and Industry’s Consumer Welfare and Trade regulation Group (CWTRG) and the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) for their raids on stores selling buriki cement.

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Holcim Phils. earns ISO certification from TUV Phils.

Phil. Daily Inquirer, B-10, March 16, 2005
(Similar stories came out in BusinessWorld and Manila Bulletin)

Holcim Philippines (formerly Union cement Corp.) recently received the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996 certification from German company Technischer Uberwachungs-verein (TUV) Philippines.

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Swiss cement giant launches Holcim global brand in Davao

(Manila Bulletin, H-4, February 9, 2005)

Holcim Philippines, a subsidiary of global cement company, launched its brand name after finally taking over the Union cement plant in Davao City.

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CEMEX Marine marks 1st Year

(Manila Bulletin, B-2, October 19, 2004)

CEMEX Marine celebrated its 1st year anniversary with a dinner recognition for its top users held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. In simple ceremonies, top ten users of CEMEX Marine were given plaques… Continue reading

Republic is cement source for SM Dasmariñas

(Manila Bulletin, B-14, June 24, 2004)

Republic Cement Group is the choice of cement source for SM’s new mall, SM City Dasmariñas.

Opened on May 21, SM City Dasmariñas is set on a sprawling 12.7-hectare property and hosts 243 tenants on 80,000 square meters of floor space, among them food giants such as Jollibee, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken and retail favorites like SM Department Store, SM Supermarket and Ace Hardware for all of life’s daily necessities, and Our Home, every family’s source of quality, affordable home furnishings and acessories.

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