PCA: Sustained Growth in Cement Consumption Through 2018

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced it expects U.S. cement consumption to reach 3.5 percent annual growth during the remainder of 2017 and 2018, based on analysis of data and policies likely to impact the industry in the years ahead. Late last year, PCA changed its initial U.S. cement consumption prediction for 2017 from 4.2 percent to 3.1 percent growth.

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LafargeHolcim Taps Sika Exec as New CEO

LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Jan Jenisch as CEO, effective October 16. He joins the company from Sika AG, which has a leading global position in the development and production of systems and products for the building materials and automotive sectors.

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Prescott-Russell Mayors Hold Public Meeting on Colacem Plant

The mayors of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Ontario, gathered on May 18 to hear comments on a proposed amendment requested by Colacem Canada, reported The Review. The company is seeking approval to build a cement plant on Country Road 17 outside L’Orignal.

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Pruitt Discusses EPA Vision at PCA Board Meeting

 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt outlined his vision for the EPA and addressed regulatory issues of concern to America’s cement manufacturing industry at the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Spring Board of Directors Meeting. Pruitt expressed optimism and his vision of a new style of leadership at EPA. 

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