PCA to lawmakers: Regulations threaten repeat of oil import model in cement

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, PCA Chairman and Titan America CEO Aris Papadopoulos appealed for replacement of onerous regulations covering cement production with policies that promote job growth, investment certainty and responsible environmental stewardship. Subcommittee on Energy and Power Chair Ed Whitfield (R-KY) called to assess the impact of recent Environmental Protection Agency rulemakings on cement plants, boilers and utilities.

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PCI eLearning Center: CEU 24/7

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

Billed as the first education management system dedicated to the precast concrete structures industry, PCI eLearning Center is a free, 24-hour online education resource for architects and engineers to earn continuing education credits on demand. It enables users to create a personal profile and access an increasing number of online courses, each including a recorded webinar presentation, companion reference materials, and quiz.

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Icon Expo joins 2012, 2013 Precast Shows

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herdon, Va. On the heels of the 2011 Icon Expo, co-located with ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, NCMA has announced that its annual trade exhibit will run in tandem with the National Precast Concrete Association’s Precast Show the next two years. Icon Expo will be staged at the 2012 and 2013 Precast Shows, scheduled March 1–3…

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Concrete Results adds commercial-grade cladding brand, Cebu Stone

Source: Concrete Results Inc., Southlake, Texas

A thin, lightweight, wet cast veneer replicating the look of traditional dry cast, architectural split face block has joined Concrete Results’ exterior cladding portfolio. The company has closed on the assets and intellectual property of Cebu Stone Inc., Wabash, Ind., and will relocate mold-making and related equipment to a new regional operation in Clarksville, Tenn.

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Safety, carbon benchmarks strengthen Cemex sustainable development audit

Sources: Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

In its 2010 Sustainable Development Report, covering global concrete, cement and aggregate production, Cemex cites significant progress in key performance indicators relating to workplace safety, environment and climate change, biodiversity and wilderness preservation, and contribution to local communities.

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