Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
The Portland Cement Association Fall Forecast paints a minor 2019-2021 growth curve for cement consumption, with respective annual gains of 2.4 percent, 1.7 percent and 1.4 percent.
Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York
The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in industry forecasting and business planning, projects total U.S. construction starts slipping 4 percent, to $776 billion, from this year to next.
Sources: Smith-Midland Corp., Midland, Va.; CP staff
Smith-Carolina timed a November 1 open house for its new $3 million operation in Reidsville, N.C., with National Precast Concrete Association-sponsored Precast Days activities across North America. The event spotlighted a 15,000 -sq.-ft. plant enclosure located on a 46-acre plot geared to future expansion.
Sources: CTLGroup, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
Barco Investment Group has acquired Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTLGroup), the for-profit Portland Cement Association subsidiary, along with the Skokie, Ill., campus that has served as PCA headquarters since 1968. CTLGroup began as the group’s research and development arm in 1916, and was designated an independent engineering, research, and laboratory consulting firm in 1987.