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2011-07-26 08:30:00

Significant government policy risks could affect near, long-range forecast SKOKIE, Ill., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite recovery momentum in late 2010, the U.S. economy is again in a slowdown. This will weaken construction activity and restrain gains in cement consumption until 2013, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). PCA downgraded its cement consumption forecast to 0.2 percent in 2011, 0.4 percent in 2012, and...

2011-05-12 00:00:47

Nicolia Ready-mix and Clean Concrete Technologies begin their second round of testing with CleanCrete. Lindenhurst, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 Clean Concrete Technologies and Nicolia Industries begin their second round of testing this week using Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and replacing a high percentage of Cement, the production of which releases an extreme amount of CO2 . Using CleanCrete in place of standard Ready Mix Concrete reduces Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by up to a...

2011-04-26 10:54:00

Recovery process for construction industry expected to be slow SKOKIE, Ill., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the economic recession is over and economic growth is strengthening, the construction recession may not run its course for another 18 months, hindering an improvement in cement consumption for the next two years according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In 2011, PCA anticipates marginal growth with a two percent increase in...

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...

2011-03-07 07:39:00

ABINGDON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) has made a strategic equity investment in Alexandria, Va.-based CERATECH, Inc. (CTI). CTI manufactures a revolutionary "green cement" that utilizes 95 percent waste fly ash from electric utilities, dramatically reducing their landfill requirements while generating zero carbon dioxide emissions from the cement production process. CTI's technology allows for beneficial repurposing of fly ash, a by-product of...

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...

2010-12-16 07:00:00

ZHAOYUAN CITY, China, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Shuangji Cement, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSGJ) ("China Shuangji" or the "Company"), a leading producer of high-quality Portland cement in Shandong and Hainan Provinces in the People's Republic of China (PRC), announced that its Dongfang cement plant on Hainan Island, which it previously announced was on a published list of more than 2,000 production lines across China that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology...


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