PCA Announces Gleason Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2018 John P. Gleason, Jr. Leadership Awards, honoring PCA members who have exhibited leadership in advancing industry programs and initiatives. Named after John “Jay” Gleason who served as PCA president from 1986 until his retirement in 2007, the awards are held as a distinguished honor by the cement industry.

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Cement Shipments Plateau in June

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2018 were about 9.3 million metric tons (Mt), essentially unchanged from shipments in June 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through June totaled about 45.9 Mt, up by 2.8 percent from those for the same period in 2017. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in June 2018 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, and these accounted for about 41 percent of the country total. 

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GCCA Names Cement Director

The Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) announced the appointment of Claude Loréa as cement director, effective early November. She will be based at the association’s offices in London.

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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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