USGS Releases Cement Summary

According to the recently released “Mineral Commodity Summaries 2013,” about 71 million tons of portland cement and 2 million tons of masonry cement were produced in 2012; the output was from 98 plants in 35 states and two plants in Puerto Rico. Production continued to be very low compared with levels in 2002–2007, which exceeded 90 million tons per year,…

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Ruiz to Lead Holcim (US), Aggregate Industries US

Filiberto Ruiz has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US, succeeding Bernard Terver, who transitions to chairman of the board. Ruiz has served as the company’s deputy chief executive officer since August 2012 and has been with the company for more than 26 years, holding a range of general management, manufacturing and…

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PCA Stresses Commitment to Promotion and Advocacy

Hosting a World of Concrete opening day luncheon, PCA President and CEO Gregory Scott and 2013 Chairman Cary Cohrs underscored the group’s commitment to industry-wide promotion and greater advocacy efforts in the nation’s capital. The February 5 event marked the introduction of newly appointed PCA leadership to representatives from major national groups in concrete production and construction, and one of…

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PCA Ups 2013 Cement Shipment Projection

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), there will be an 8.1 percent growth in cement consumption in 2013, significantly higher than the tepid growth projected in its fall 2012 report. The upward revisions reflect adjustments made in light of the recent fiscal cliff accord, recognition of stronger economic momentum, and markedly more optimistic assessments regarding…

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PCA Appoints Sullivan Group VP

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) appointed Edward Sullivan as group vice president in addition to his role as chief economist. Sullivan will oversee the activities of the Association’s communications, research and technical services, and market development divisions, as well as his current role as the head of market intelligence.

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PCA Welcomes New President, CEO

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Gregory M. Scott became the Portland Cement Association’s new president and chief executive officer. He will head the association from its Washington, D.C., office and represent PCA and its members before Congress, the Administration and the White House. In January 2012, Scott joined PCA as the senior president of government affairs, and was later promoted to…

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EPA Head Resigns from Post

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, the agency’s first black administrator, is stepping down after nearly four years, effective sometime after President Obama’s State of the Union address later this month. She did not specify a particular reason for her departure. However, Cabinet members looking to depart historically leave at the beginning of a president’s second term.

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