PCA Reinstates Geotechnical Group for Water Infrastructure

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the re-establishment of a Geotechnical Group supporting cement-based solutions for water resources to coincide with National Dam Safety Awareness Day (May 31), providing a boost to the technical support available for dam safety nationwide. PCA is the premier concrete resource providing guidance for dam safety officials to help address the complex and expensive problems that plague the nation’s water infrastructure, including dam maintenance and reliability.

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Cemex Completes Cemex Go Deployment

Cemex announced it has successfully completed the deployment of its Cemex Go platform worldwide, setting the foundation for a higher standard of customer service in the global building materials industry. The digital solution automates order-to-cash workflows, enabling Cemex customers to purchase products, track deliveries and manage orders seamlessly in real time. 

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February Cement Shipments Drop Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2019 were 5.7 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in February 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through February totaled 12.1 Mt, an increase of 4.7% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in February 2019 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama. 

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