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Gregory M Scott to head Portland Cement Association, USA

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Gregory M Scott is to lead the Portland Cement Association as  president and chief executive officer. He will head the US cement industry body from its Washington, DC, office and represent PCA and its members before Congress, the Administration and the White House. Mr Scott joined PCA in January 2012 as the senior president of government affairs and was promoted to president in September. “Scott brings a strong record of accomplishments to PCA with a wealth of experience in trade associati...

US cement sector wins two-year extension to meet new pollution controls

24 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalised rules to curb pollution for cement plants, agreeing to give industry additional time for compliance and easing some emissions limits from earlier proposals. Cement kilns will face strict limits on mercury, acid gases and fine particulate matter, but plants will not have to comply with the new limits until September 2015, two years after they were originally set to take place. There are fewer than 115 cement plants in the United States, b...

US cement demand to rise or fall depends on resolution timing

20 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Although cement consumption and overall US construction activity increased significantly more than expected in 2012, these gains would be immediately erased in 2013 if the fiscal cliff is not resolved in a timely manner, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The PCA expects cement demand to rise 7.5% in 2012, up 50 basis points from its summer forecast. However, the instability of the political landscape makes predicting 2013 consumption more challenging, said the US cement ...

Cohrs Elected Chairman of Portland Cement Association

15 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Board of Directors elected Cary O. Cohrs as chairman during the association’s fall board meeting in Washington, D.C. Cohrs succeeds Aris Papadopoulos of Titan America. John Stull, president and CEO of Lafarge North America Inc., was elected vice chairman. “It is not only a pleasure but a great honor to serve as Chairman of the Board,” Cohrs said. “We may be just beginning to emerge from the recession, but the prospects for cement and concrete ar...