Cement Americas

WIN 2019

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www.cementamericas.com • Winter 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 9 CEMENTSCOPE When the truth of Loma Negra's misrepresentations and omissions became known, the price of its shares suffered sharp declines. At the commencement of the lawsuit, Loma Negra's securities were trading more than 40 percent below the $11 IPO price. To join the Loma Negra class action, go to www.rosenle- gal.com/cases-1370.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Zach- ary Halper, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@ rosenlegal.com or zhalper@rosenlegal.com for informa- tion on the class action. PCA, Cemex Veteran Mack to Chair ACPA Cemex Director of Market Development-Commercial Strategy Jim Mack was elected 2019 American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) chairman during the group's annual meeting in Florida. Based at Cemex USA Houston headquarters, he succeeds Chuck Niederriter, who during a traditional passing of the gavel noted how Mack is the first ACPA chairman to have served with a cement compa- ny, regional shipper's group, ACPA-affiliated chapter, ACPA National and the Portland Cement Association. " The combination of his work experiences, business sense, and technical prowess give him some unique per- spectives on the industry," said Niederriter, chief operat- ing officer of Golden Triangle Construction Co., Imperial, Pa. "But even more than that, Jim has a well-deserved rep- utation as being a staunch and tireless advocate for con- crete pavements." Mack cited two main objectives for his term as chairman: Implementation of the industry pavement promotion plan, plus continuation of his predecessor's ConcreteCOMPETES initiative, aimed at aligning resources at the national lev- el to scale up pavement promotion and support the local network. Survey Shows 10K Injury, Illness Cases in Concrete, Cement Production New Bureau of Labor Statistics data and estimates show private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfa- tal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2017, down nearly 46,000 cases from the prior year and equating to a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. In concrete and cement production, the agency's 2017 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) notes 10,200 reportable cases – 6,600 entailing days away from work, job restriction or transfer (DAFW). Across all manu- facturing sector workplaces, the BLS finds 115,550 DAFW cases and a 93-case per 10,000 FTE worker rate, both unchanged from 2016. Also among private sector employ- ers, the survey indicates upwards of 883,000 DAFW-level occupational injuries and illnesses last year, or 89.4 cases per 10,000 FTE workers. Among the 19 private industry sectors in the 2017 SOII, only manufacturing plus finance and insurance experienced sta- tistically significant changes in their overall rates of nonfatal injuries and illnesses, each declining by 0.1 cases per 100 FTE workers compared to 2016. The 2017 survey rate of total recordable cases fell 0.1 cas- es per 100 FTE workers, continuing a pattern of declines observed since 2004, excepting 2012. Plibrico Highlights Importance of Training Plibrico Co. LLC, a major supplier of monolithic refracto- ry materials and services, understands the importance of investing in industry training and development of its employees. "At Plibrico, we are committed to helping our employees grow personally and gain the necessary level of knowledge to productively perform his or her job," said Brad Taylor, Plibrico president and CEO. "Over the years, we have found that providing the opportunity to develop through training is one of the most important factors in employee motiva- tion, engagement and positive morale."

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