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Economist charts highway bill's positive effect on cement demand through 2020

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

Taking stock of highway and transit program funding levels in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law earlier this month, PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan sees attendant increases in cement and concrete demand for FY 2016–2020.

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ACPA brands 2016 Pipe School and inaugural Pipe Show as ‘America’s Pipe’

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Banner 150American Concrete Pipe Association members will open 2016 with the Pipe School and companion trade exhibit and networking activities centered at the University of Texas at Arlington, site of major research advancing concrete drainage products.

 

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Mack, McNeilus team continue generous tradition for CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management / National Steering Committee; CP staff

CIMTruck 150Mack Trucks Inc. and McNeilus Cos. are approaching 2016 World of Concrete in customary manner by dispatching a Granite Axle Forward-mounted 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer truck to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Their donation will anchor the pool of equipment, material and sports/travel packages available in live or silent bidding at the 11th Annual CIM Auction, February 3 in a meeting room above the World of Concrete exhibit floor.

 

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Paris Climate Conference elicits cement leaders’ 1Gt emissions reduction plan

Sources: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Cement Sustainability Initiative, Geneva; CP staff

Backed by 16 major producers—nine with significant North American market stakes—the WBCSD Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) outlined at the UN Paris Climate Conference a Cement Action Plan to clip worldwide industry carbon emissions 20–25 percent by 2030.

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Road Builders: FAST stabilizes highway funding, bumps DOT purchasing power

Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

An ARTBA analysis of the five-year, $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) that President Obama signed December 4 notes: “While the total core highway investment increase during the [five-year] life of the bill will be just over 15 percent, yearly assessments are a better gauge of market impact.

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