Canadian construction to outperform U.S. counterpart in 2011, 2012

Source: McGraw-Hill Construction Analytic

In 2011, Canada's real GDP is expected to increase 2.1 percent, compared to a 1.6 percent increase in the United States, while next year, the Canadian economy is expected to grow 2.4 percent versus a 2.2 percent gain in the U.S., according to McGraw-Hill Construction Analytic's 2012 outlook for the Canadian construction market.

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PCA Board elects slate of directors

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

The PCA Board of Directors elected officers and a new slate of directors for the coming year at its Annual Meeting on November 15. Aris Papadopoulos (Titan America), was re-elected to serve as chairman of the Board and Sylvain Garnaud (Lafarge North America) as vice chairman of the Board.

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Forecast puts robust cement consumption off until 2014

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

Job creation is key to improving many economic indicators, and its reduction translates into a longer wait for the construction and cement recovery.

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