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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...

2011-04-21 09:00:00

Plants Commended for Benefiting Local Communities, Global Environment SKOKIE, Ill., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the Tenth 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 18, 2011. The awards honor individual cement facilities...

2011-04-20 16:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that its Theodore plant located in Theodore, AL is the recipient of the 2011 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Award, specifically in the Environmental Performance category. The award is sponsored by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges. In addition, the Theodore facility was selected as a Runner Up in the Outreach...

2011-01-12 08:00:00

Regional disparities in the recovery process will exist ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employment numbers seem to be improving, but tight lending standards and large home inventories are sending a clear signal to homebuilders to restrain building activity in 2011. According to a recent report by the Portland Cement Association (PCA), the U.S. will record 492,000 housing starts in 2011, a modest 3.4 percent gain compared to 2010 levels. This will increase...

2010-08-17 09:24:00

Lags in Public Highway Spending Contribute to Consumption Reduction SKOKIE, Ill., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to delays in an extension of a federal highway bill, cement consumption will not begin a significant rebound until 2013, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In 2010, PCA anticipates a 2.4 percent increase in consumption compared to severely depressed 2009 levels. A 6.7 percent gain is predicted for 2011, followed by...

2010-07-22 14:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Holcim (US) Inc. cement plant located in Midlothian, Texas has recently surpassed several safety milestones and is the recipient of prestigious industry safety awards. Employees at the Midlothian plant have worked over five years without a lost-time injury, and have exceeded one year without having an injury reaching the level that requires a report to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA, the federal branch of the US...

2010-07-06 09:00:00

Portland Cement Association-Sponsored Ads Inform Motorists About the Benefits of Choosing Concrete MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout July and into August, motorists will experience delays along the I-94 corridor due to the third asphalt resurfacing in the last two decades. In what is an already congested artery in the Twin Cities, these delays will impact morning and evening commutes for those traveling in and out of the Minneapolis metro area. The Portland...

2010-05-12 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA), a group of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs) that includes The Aluminum Association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and Portland Cement Association (PCA), today issued the following statement in response to the release of energy and...

2010-05-10 09:46:00

Driven by Energy Efficiency Improvements, Industrial is the Only U.S. Sector Whose GHG Emissions Are Falling; More Progress Ahead WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA), a group of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs) that includes The Aluminum Association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and Portland Cement...

2010-04-28 15:43:00

Plants Commended for Benefiting Local Communities, Global Environment SKOKIE, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the Ninth Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's Spring Meeting in Chicago, April 27, 2010. The awards honor individual cement facilities that...


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