Cemex hosted more than 80 clients in Walnut Creek, Calif., during its first-ever California Building Materials Forum, with experts providing insight on industry trends, sharing best practices and looking forward to the future of the industry.
Cemex and industry professionals tackled several issues facing the construction industry in northern California by delivering presentations on enhancing safety, current digital trends and staffing in tight labor markets to help clients prepare for possible changes.
“Cemex is consistently working to build a better future in California whether we are supporting infrastructure projects or providing products for skyscrapers that will stand for decades,” said Cemex USA Regional President – West Region Eric Wittmann. “Our customers face many of the same issues, and when we can arm them with additional information we have learned, we can work as an industry to find solutions to those common pain points like staffing and driver shortages.”
An economist with the Portland Cement Association provided details on areas of potential growth in the next few years including infrastructure and explained potential pitfalls from a tight labor market.
Ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates supplied by Cemex have been used in some of the largest projects in California. Cemex has provided materials for the new Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and the widening on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.
Cemex’s California Building Materials Forum was the third forum the company has hosted since August 2017 and others are expected to be held in markets across the United States later this year.