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Evonik wins PCA's 2020 Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Evonik as its 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards winner. PCA awarded the company’s innovative P84 ® HT polyimide fibre second place as the Ultimate Filter for cement kiln baghouses. P84 ® HT fibres feature a unique multilobal design that provides the largest surface area available in the market, claims the Evonik. Due to their excellent chemical and physical properties, P84 ® HT high-performance fibres can be used in a wi...

Climate change a bigger threat than recession for US cement producers

21 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Ed Sullivan, PCA senior vice-president and chief economist, gave an economic outlook for the USA and a cement business forecast on the opening day of the IEEE East Coast meeting yesterday. He advised that the current recession is not comparable to the 2008 Great recession when dozens of cement plants shut down and cement consumption decline year after year. The declines now at the most are about five per cent and that suggests that the risks coming from the recession might be small. ...

PCA: US cement demand to see modest decline in 2020-21

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) forecasts a modest decrease in cement consumption in 2020 and 2021 of 1.5 and 0.9 per cent, respectively. Its annual Fall Forecast discusses three economic scenarios, all based on a significant increase in COVID-19 infections during the 4Q20. The "U" shaped scenario would entail an increase in COVID-19 consistent with many baseline epidemiologist's projections. In this scenario, the economy achieves a gradual sustained recovery. 2021 cement consumpti...

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). Manufactured with more limestone than OPC Type I, PLC emits 10 per cent less greenhouse gases than OPC to manufacture. "PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America's infrastructure strong and resilient," said PCA Presid...

Union Bridge plant wins PCA's Overall Environmental Excellence Award

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson is proud to announce its cement plant in Union Bridge, Maryland, has won the Overall Environmental Excellence Award as part of the 2020 Energy and Environment Awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The awards recognise outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. Submissions from plants across the U S were evaluated and recognised for environmental efforts completed in 2019. Three years ago, Lehigh Cement ...

Roanoke Cement honoured in PCA's Energy and Environment awards

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry recognised Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) (Titan America) with top honours for Outreach in the 2020 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards this week.   The Outreach category honours activities that enhance community, employee, and government relations. The award was formally announced during a virtual presentation by the PCA held on 16 September 2020.  “I am so pleased that our efforts have been recognised and commended by our...

The PCA awards Holly Hill plant with Land Stewardship Award

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded LafargeHolcim's Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina, USA, with its 2020 Land Stewardship award. The annual honour recognises an industry participant that "goes above and beyond" what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility. The award is the result of Holly Hill's multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to redivert a local stream, Home Branch creek, back to its original path. The initiative will protect the future ...

PCA writes to President Trump

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Michael (Mike) Ireland, president and CEO of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), has written to US President Donald Trump to express the need to restart public works programmes and designate the cement industry as an 'essential industry' that is also listed as a 'critical manufacturing' industry with the Department of Homeland Security. "Increasingly, the COVID-19 crisis and necessary government response activities, including travel restrictions, shelters in place, quarantines, and oth...

US cement consumption to drop 30.9 per cent in second quarter

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The US cement consumption will drop 30.9 per cent in second quarter, according the Ed Sullivan, Chief Economist, Portland Cement Association (USA). Sullivan was speaking during the Cemtech Live Webinar on 15 April 2020, which was attended by over 400 participants from the global cement industry. Sullivan was due to speak at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 April, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch the full presentation here

US growth settles down

19 March 2020, Published under Cement News

While the US economic cycle is expected to reach maturity in 2020-21, its construction market is forecast to remain relatively robust. As a result, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) forecasts modest growth for the cement sector in the medium term. By Ed Sullivan, PCA, USA. Figure 1: US economic growth, 2001-23 (Source: PCA) The United States economy and construction market are expected to remain relatively strong during 2020-21. However, the economy is entering a mature stag...