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Apr 20, 2015, 10:37 ET

Cement Industry Honors 2014 Leaders in Environmental Excellence

Three cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the 14th Annual Cement...

Apr 13, 2015, 17:06 ET

PCA Forecasts Cement Consumption Growth

U.S. cement consumption will continue its growth trend in 2015 according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA). During the 2015 PCA Spring...

Jan 20, 2015, 16:02 ET
Ed Sullivan, PCA Chief Economist. (PRNewsFoto/Portland Cement Association)

PCA Forecasts Optimism, Positive Gains in U.S. Residential Housing for 2015 Market could see 20 percent increase during the next year

 Residential housing starts will be on the increase in 2015 according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In his annual residential...

Jan 16, 2015, 10:38 ET

PCA Forecast Sees Housing Construction Increases for Nevada in 2015

Stronger construction spending in the housing market is on the horizon in 2015 for Nevada, despite lingering foreclosures that need to be removed...

Dec 03, 2014, 10:37 ET

PCA Forecast Sees Continued Growth for U.S. Cement Industry

Despite a late start to the construction season and weaker than expected housing start numbers, a recently released report from the Portland Cement...

Sep 10, 2014, 13:56 ET

U.S. Cement Consumption to Grow in 2014 and Beyond

The cement consumption is expected to grow in the United States through 2014, followed by additional gains in 2015 and 2016, according to a recent...

Sep 08, 2014, 12:42 ET

Cement Industry Honors 2014 Leaders in Environmental Excellence

Six cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the 14th Annual Cement...

May 15, 2014, 09:00 ET

U.S. Cement Consumption Growth Continues in 2014

Although recent economic indicators point to a tempering of the U.S. economy, PCA is maintaining its forecast for steady growth in construction and...

Nov 21, 2013, 16:03 ET

U.S. Cement Consumption to Reach Nearly 80 Million Tons in 2013

Congressional Drama Can Threaten Recovery Growth in U.S. construction markets could be dampened by Congressional drama that erodes consumer...

Sep 12, 2013, 12:36 ET

PCA Says Cement Growth to Continue

Weather-Related Delays Will Not Stop Cement Growth An unusually wet spring and early summer dampened cement consumption for the first quarter...

Aug 06, 2013, 12:00 ET

Rebuilding Right Saves Lives, Resources

Higher Building Standards Aligned with Goals of Obama's Climate Action Plan Hurricane Sandy batters the Jersey shore; a tornado rips...

Jun 03, 2013, 17:05 ET

PCA Remains Optimistic; Expects Strong Growth in Cement

 Following the strongest cement consumption gains in seven years in 2012, cement consumption growth will continue in 2013 with a 6.2 percent...

Apr 30, 2013, 09:30 ET

Cement Industry Honors 2013 Leaders in Environmental Excellence

 Five cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the 12th...

Feb 27, 2013, 11:13 ET

Street Smarts: Stiffer Pavements Can Reduce Fuel Use, says PCA

 Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that a pavement property called deflection could save more that $15...

Jan 18, 2013, 09:15 ET
Ed Sullivan, PCA Chief Economist.  (PRNewsFoto/Portland Cement Association)

PCA: All 50 States Expected to Experience Housing Recovery in 2013

2013 Housing Starts Approach the One Million Mark Since 2005, tepid economic growth and high foreclosure rates have depressed home prices,...

Jan 18, 2013, 09:15 ET

PCA Expects Strong Growth in Cement

Strong Economic Momentum Expected to Spillover to Construction Improving underlying economic fundamentals, the existence of large pent-up...

Nov 19, 2012, 14:06 ET

PCA Cement Forecast Heavily Dependent on Congressional Fiscal Cliff Action

Cement Consumption Will Rise or Fall Based on Timing of Resolution Although cement consumption and overall U.S. construction activity...

Aug 02, 2012, 14:18 ET

2012 Cement Consumption Expected to Exceed Earlier Expectations

Congressional uncertainty could curtail future growth  With the first half of 2012 experiencing favorable weather conditions, gains in...

Jul 16, 2012, 11:00 ET
The cement industry is running this billboard in Columbus, Ohio, to highlight road bidding practices that are costing taxpayers millions.  (PRNewsFoto/Portland Cement Association)

'Slick' Ad Highlights ODOT's Unfair Bidding Policy

PCA Campaign Urges Changes to State's Road Construction Procedure Road construction bidding policies that allow contractors to increase...

Apr 30, 2012, 13:39 ET

Modest Cement Consumption Growth Expected for 2012, Greater Growth Beyond

Stronger than expected job creation and the beginning of a construction industry recovery means gains in real construction spending will...