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2012-07-16 10:26:05

WALTHAM, Mass., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) announced today that Holcim (US) employee John Sommers has been awarded the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Meritorious Service Award. Sommers received this award on May 16, 2012 at the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference in San Antonio, TX.<s> </s> The Meritorious Service Award recognizes a member of the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Committee who has made significant contributions to the committee and...

2012-07-16 06:21:36

PCA Campaign Urges Changes to State's Road Construction Procedure COLUMBUS, Ohio , July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Road construction bidding policies that allow contractors to increase their final bill based on the current price of oil is costing the state of Ohio millions of dollars with each project. The Ohio Department of Transportation policy, which is contrary to federal highway recommendations, cost the state nearly $37 million in change orders during 2009-2010. (Photo:...

2012-04-24 06:22:04

Plants Commended for Benefiting Local Communities, Global Environment SKOKIE, Ill., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the Eleventh Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's Spring Meeting in Chicago, April 16, 2012. The awards honor individual cement...

2012-04-17 10:21:26

WALTHAM, Mass., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. (www.holcim.us) announced today that two of its plants - Holly Hill in Holly Hill, SC and Theodore in Theodore, AL, were recognized during the Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chicago on April 16, 2012. The Holly Hill plant received the PCA's prestigious Chairman's Safety Performance Award in recognition of their exceptional health and safety programs. The Theodore plant received the...

2012-03-06 13:29:00

Outdated Bidding Policies for Pavement Cost Taxpayers Billions SKOKIE. Ill., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising oil prices not only affect fuel and transportation costs, they also have a direct impact on the cost of building and maintaining our streets and highways. States are losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to outdated bidding policies that favor petroleum-based asphalt over other paving materials. "Even outside of current political stresses on the prices of...

2012-02-08 12:39:00

Processing delays create large "shadow" inventory of foreclosures ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home foreclosures decreased dramatically in 2011, but industry experts are cautioning that this is not a reflection of improvements in the housing market, but a result of legal, process and "robo-signing" issues. At the 2012 International Builders' Show in Orlando today, Ed Sullivan, chief economist for the Portland Cement Association (PCA), said that the 1.9 million...

2012-01-25 08:35:00

Higher Oil Prices Influencing State Infrastructure Costs LAS VEGAS, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As oil prices rise and refineries adopt new technologies, industry experts are seeing a direct impact on the costs for states to build and maintain roads and highways. The lower "initial bid" of asphalt roads has disappeared, yet industry experts say many state departments of transportation (DOTs) have not changed their bidding policies. At the 2012 World of Concrete this...

2011-10-06 15:43:00

PCA applauds passage of "Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011" WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's bipartisan passage of "Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011" (H.R. 2681) by the U.S. House of Representatives illustrates the importance of putting in place balanced regulations that preserve jobs. Introduced by Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), along with a bipartisan group of their colleagues, the legislation requires the U.S....

2011-09-08 15:12:00

PCA testifies proposed legislation would save thousands of jobs WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Testifying today before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Dan Harrington, president and CEO of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., and former chair of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), stressed to Congress that inaction on onerous EPA regulations will result in the direct loss of 4,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs and have an adverse impact on the nation's beleaguered...

2011-04-21 15:30:00

WALTHAM, Ma., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. (www.holcim.us) announced today that two of their plants - Midlothian in Midlothian, TX, and Devil's Slide in Morgan, UT - have received the Portland Cement Association's (PCA) prestigious Chairman's Safety Performance Award in recognition of their exceptional health and safety programs. The award was presented to the company during the PCA's Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chicago. "The fact that our Midlothian plant has...