Rock Products Volume 18, No. 6

Rock Products Volume 18, No. 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...market. In view of the pool (the Rhenish Westphalian Cementverband), a number of separate companies erected large additional factories, in order to assure themselves particularly high allotments of the prescribed output. This explains the fact that the percentage of actual output is low. UNITED STATES CEMENT IN DEMAND. Cement made in the United States has taken the place of the German product in Haiti, acording to Consul John B. Terres, Port au Prince. A large quantity of cement, as of other articles does not figure in the customhouse statistics, since it enters free of duty, in accordance with concessions to that effect. Thus the contractors for the reconstruction of the streets imported 75,000 bags during 1915. One firm has made a contract with the Holland line of steamers for freight for 10,000 bags monthly during 1916. Cement Making in the Philippines. Prior to 1898 there was not a ship load of Portland cement per year that went into the islands, from all sources. Since then not thousands, but as high as one million barreis, have been shipped in in one year. The cause for the increased consumption is due to two things: a desire for better building material and the construction of modern fortifications. A company known as the Rizal Cement Works has been formed, not of enterprising Americans, as you might suppose, but of leading Spanish and Filipino capitalists. The organization has just built its mill at the town of Binangonan. The plant, with its interior equipment, cost three-quarters of a million dollars, or one and one-half million pesos. The enterprise is the largest industrial investment of purely local capital in the archipelago. The capacity of the plant on beginning operations was 2,000 43-kilo water-proof sacks per day of...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841638
  • 9781236841636