PCA Releases Report on Resilient Design and Construction

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released a new report focused on resiliency titled The Real Value of Resilient Construction. The report demonstrates through historical data, evidence from external sources, and comparisons of building materials that resilient design and construction built with concrete leads to longer lasting buildings due to concrete’s ability to stand up to normal wear and tear and resistance to extreme weather events.  

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Roanoke Cement Plant Receives Industry’s First ISO 50001 Certification

Roanoke Cement Co.’s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant is the first U.S. operation of its kind to attain certification under ISO 50001 Energy Management. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, ISO 50001 is an energy management system standard that is established as a voluntary program of best practices in continuous energy improvement.

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Lehigh, Argos to Pay $1.5M Air Pollution Fine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Lehigh Cement Co. and Argos USA have settled alleged Clean Air Act violations at a portland cement manufacturing facility in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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GCCA Welcomes New Member Companies, Affiliates

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced that it has added four cement companies to its growing global membership base, which now totals 36 member companies. The new members are Corporacion Moctezuma S.A.B. de C.V. of Mexico; Unión Andina de Cementos S.A.A (UNACEM) of Peru; JSW Cement of India; and West China Cement of China.

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