PCA Forecasts Cement Consumption Decline Into 2021

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Fall Forecast, which predicts a modest decrease in cement consumption during 2020 and 2021. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption, based on the weighted average of three different economic scenarios, will lessen by 1.5% for the remainder of 2020 and 0.9% in 2021.

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Sullivan Speaks

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Sept. 8, 2020 – Portland Cement Association Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Ed Sullivan postulated two likely economic scenarios for the future as he gazed into his crystal ball. In the newly released briefing, “Coronavirus Impacts on the US Cement Industry,” Sullivan suggests the possibility of a W-shaped model that includes a slide back into recession due to a significant rise…

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NSSGA Continues Virtual Leadership Summit

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July 16, 2020 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), as part of its virtual Executive Committee & Leadership Summit, hosted Rich Thau from the firm Engagious talking about swing voters. The event was sponsored by Caterpillar. Thau has determined that swing voters in a number of states are largely low-information voters who get their information more from local sources, and are…

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NSSGA Kicks Off Virtual Leadership Summit

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June 10, 2020 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), as part of its virtual Executive Committee & Leadership Summit, hosted economist Anirban Basu, who took participants through recent economic ups and downs via charts, graphs, explanations and somehow The Lord of the Rings. Basu concluded that despite the ongoing negative signals, “the recovery is afoot.” But it won’t be fast.…

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A Hit to American Households

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July 24, 2019 – According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, commerce in America suffers as a result of poorly maintained infrastructure, and the costs are often passed down to American consumers. A study the American Society of Civil Engineers suggests that infrastructure deficiencies are estimated to cost American households $3,400 in disposable income this year, and by 2025 will cost…

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