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08 Feb, 2016, 10:30 ET PCA Report: Cement Gains to Continue Through 2016

Domestic cement consumption will grow by as much as 5 percent in 2016, according to a report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Speaking...


30 Nov, 2015, 14:12 ET 2015 Finishes with Growth for U.S. Cement Industry

 Cement consumption in the United States will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace than predicted at the beginning of the year according...


20 Jan, 2015, 16:02 ET 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...


16 Jan, 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...


03 Dec, 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...


10 Sep, 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...


08 Sep, 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...


15 May, 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...


21 Nov, 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...


12 Sep, 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...


06 Aug, 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...


03 Jun, 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...


30 Apr, 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...


27 Feb, 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...


18 Jan, 2013, 09:15 ET 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,...


18 Jan, 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...


19 Nov, 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...


02 Aug, 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...


16 Jul, 2012, 11:00 ET '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...


30 Apr, 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...


24 Apr, 2012, 12:21 ET Cement Industry Honors 2012 Leaders in Environmental Improvement

Plants Commended for Benefiting Local Communities, Global Environment  Four cement plants received special recognition for their...


06 Mar, 2012, 14:29 ET Higher Oil Prices Drive Up State Infrastructure Costs

Outdated Bidding Policies for Pavement Cost Taxpayers Billions  Rising oil prices not only affect fuel and transportation costs, they...


08 Feb, 2012, 13:39 ET Despite Improvement to Economy, Foreclosures Continue to Drag Down Housing Starts, Prices

Processing delays create large "shadow" inventory of foreclosures  Home foreclosures decreased dramatically in 2011, but industry...


25 Jan, 2012, 09:35 ET Outdated Bidding Polices for Pavement Costs Taxpayers Billions

Higher Oil Prices Influencing State Infrastructure Costs As oil prices rise and refineries adopt new technologies, industry experts are...


17 Nov, 2011, 12:30 ET Slow Job Growth Tied to Slow Construction Recovery

Forecast Puts Robust Cement Consumption Off Until 2014 Job creation is key to improving many economic indicators, and its reduction translates...