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SCA Opens Call for Project of the Year Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. Projects completed or scheduled to be completed between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2017, are encouraged to apply before the Nov. 30 deadline. Winning projects will be honored at the American Concrete Institute’s Convention on March 25-29 in Salt Lake City.

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Vissai Cement Group Joins World Cement Association

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that Vietnam’s largest cement exporter Vissai Cement has joined its fast-growing, international membership. The association now boasts a network of members and representatives that cover 26 countries.

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Cement Shipments Increase in August

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2017 were about 9.7 million metric tons (Mt), up by 3.1 percent from shipments in August 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in August 2017 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for 41 percent of the month’s total sales.

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PCA Names New President, CEO

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) board of directors appointed Michael Ireland as president and CEO effective immediately. Ireland succeeds former President and CEO James Toscas.

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