Association Heads Comment on Presidential Election

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement on the outcome of the 2020 elections: “NSSGA commends a record number of citizens for exercising their right to vote and congratulates the winners of this historic election. The strength of ROCKPAC and the active engagement of our members in the political process served to…

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PCA Forecasts Cement Consumption Decline Into 2021

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

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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Mike Eruzione Speaks

March 9, 2020 – At the joint NSSGA, NRMCA, PCA Opening Session in Las Vegas, 1980 Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey team captain Mike Eruzione spoke about team building, respect and success. With good humor and great sincerity he talked about the 1980 Olympic team’s journey and offered parallels to business, giving his audience a number of great takeaways. “If you understand…

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ICSE Kicks Off in Atlanta

Nov. 19, 2019  – The 38th International Cement Seminar and Exhibition (ICSE) kicked off with a bang this morning in Atlanta, as Portland Cement Association Economist Ed Sullivan delivered a well-attended Keynote on the economy and his projections for cement production. Sullivan noted that while we may see slower economic growth, there are no clear signs to indicate a recession in the future. He also…

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