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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...

PCA Summer forecasts suggests 2.3% growth in US cement consumption

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has released its summer forecast for the US cement sector with its near-term projections largely unchanged since PCA's Spring outlook.  Cement consumption is expected to grow 2.3 per cent in 2019 and 1.7 per cent in 2020. Overall, slightly softer economic growth, suggests a gentler interest rate pattern as well as slightly less robust conditions in the labour market.  For construction, these factors largely offset each other.

PCA Spring Forecast 2019: US cement consumption growth of 2.3%

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has released its annual Spring Forecast, which envisions strong to moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption to grow by 2.3 per cent in 2019 compared to the forecast a year ago, this represents a marginal slowing in the pace of growth. "While there are several phenomenon that confront the economy in the next two years, PCA believes the economy is strong," said Ed Sullivan, PC...

PCA forecasts falling US cement consumption growth rate

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence Group forecast for cement consumption over the next two years in the USA predicts a falling growth rate. Growth is expected to decelerate from 2.9 per cent this year to 2.6 per cent next year and further to 1.6 per cent in 2020. "We are expecting relatively modest but sustained interest rate increases after 10 years of low and stable rates," said PCA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan. "The Federal Reserve’s acti...

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has called for changes to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. PCA Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs, Charles Franklin, explained why reforming EPA's NHSM policy was so important for the cement industry. While many cement manufacturers already strive to use alternative fuels, they are often limited by federal regulations that deem such materials to be wastes, subjecting facilitie...