HarbisonWalker Opens New Manufacturing Plant

HarbisonWalker International (HWI) officially marked a new chapter in the company’s more than 150 years of industry leadership with the grand opening of a state-of-the-art monolithic refractories manufacturing plant in South Point, Ohio.

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Royal White Cement Joins WCA

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that Royal White Cement is the latest addition to its international membership, now spanning 38 countries. The company joins as a corporate member.  

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WBCSD Announces Strategic Partnership with GCCA

A strategic partnership between the recently chartered Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is intended to facilitate sustainable development of the cement and concrete sectors and their value chains, while creating work program synergies benefitting both organizations’ members. Work carried out by the WBCSD-hosted Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) will be transferred to GCCA in 2019.

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PCA Poll: Majority of Americans Concerned Over Wooden High-Rises

Three in four, or 74 percent, of Americans say proposals to allow taller buildings to be constructed with wood raise serious concerns for public safety, according to a nationwide poll conducted by Hart Research on behalf of the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Proposed code changes that would allow the use of mass timber in the construction of buildings up to 18 stories will be voted on in October by the International Code Council (ICC), which develops the model building code.

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