PCA: ‘Timber Innovation Act’ Sets Unleveled Playing Field

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) urged Congress to reject the so-called “Timber Innovation Act” introduced last week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, noting it unfairly puts the federal government in the business of promoting wood-related building materials over others.

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Lafarge Canada to Use Filtration Residuals in Cement Production

After a successful trial of using drinking water treatment residuals in the production of cement at its Richmond plant, Lafarge Canada and Metro Vancouver have entered a three-year contract, reported the Vancouver Sun. Metro will pay Lafarge about $435,000 a year, which covers capital expenditures, such as additional storage facilities, and the additional mixing that Lafarge needs to do in order to use the material.

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PCA: Cement Industry Ready for Boost in Public Work, Infrastructure

U.S. cement manufacturers have ample production capacity to meet increased demand from infrastructure revitalization efforts being contemplated by the Trump administration and Congress, an analysis from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) concluded. The industry is currently operating at roughly 79 percent of capacity, estimated at 108 million metric tons (Mt) per year; when coupled with terminal storage and transfer capabilities, PCA estimated that it is capable of supplying more than 150 Mt annually.

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