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WIN 2019

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16 CEMENT AMERICAS • Winter 2019 • www.cementamericas.com FEATURE unemployment rate now below 4 percent, is expected to trend down – intensifying labor shortages and leading to stronger wage gains. "America's economy is unquestionably strong and resil- ient," said Sullivan. "The real GDP growth is healthy, wage growth is up, and both the unemployment rate and con- sumer household debt are at near record lows. While inter- est rates are rising, they have not reached a threshold that would cause a significant adjustment to the positive overall growth projections." Education The International Cement Seminar & Exhibition will feature an educational program focused on: • Cement Market Dynamics. • Operations and Technology. • Safety and the Environment. • Quality Control and Maintenance. • Concrete Plants of the Future. • Quarry to Kiln. There will also be an expo area, social events and more. "We are creating an event that is as industry friendly as pos- sible," said Semco President Peter Johnson. "We are making the show affordable, accessible and logistically appealing for both exhibitors and attendees." A Basic Booth Package is only $2,800 (Call for pricing on larger spaces or bulk space). Exhibitors receive: • 10- x 10-ft. booth space. • 6-ft. draped table, two chairs and gray carpet. • 200 Exhibits-only VIP Packages for your customers and prospects. • Two conference passes for booth personnel include cock- tail reception and all planned social events. • Move in mobile equipment free, although some restric- tions apply. • Lunches and cocktail reception on show floor. • Listing in show directory. • Listed on the show website. • Inclusion in Cement Americas pre-show coverage and show issue directory. "This is truly going to be a bellwether event for the construc- tion-materials industry," said Don Marsh, editor of Concrete Products. "We look forward to seeing our many friends from the cement, ready mixed and aggregates industries in Atlanta." Cement Industry Energy and Environment – The U.S. cement industry has long been committed to minimizing emissions, waste, energy consumption and the use of virgin raw materials. For example, the cement industry began to address cli- mate change in the mid-1990s – one of the first industries to do so. Over the past 40 years, U.S. cement manufactur- ers have reduced the amount of energy required to pro- duce a ton of cement by over 40 percent. The industry also has reduced its use of traditional fossil fuels by over 15 percent. Transportation/Infrastructure – A well-functioning transpor- tation network is the backbone of the U.S. economy and essential for U.S. businesses to compete globally and pro- vide the best value to American consumers. Our nation's core infrastructure should not only be maintained, but also continuously expanded and improved to meet the needs of its citizens. Portland cement is an essential construc- tion material and is uniquely positioned for the rebuilding of American infrastructure. Benefits to Building with Concrete/Concrete Attributes – The American economy works most efficiently when guided by the market, while taking important public policy consid- erations, like safety, into consideration. Building owners, builders, architects, and designers have come to recog- nize that durable concrete public buildings, private homes, and businesses resist damage from natural disasters and reduce the impact entire communities have on our planet. Studies by MIT have shown that homes with concrete walls can use 8 to 15 percent less energy than other homes. Sustainability and Resiliency – The industry is also a lead- er in sustainable material use and management, including reuse of industrial products as ingredients to make cement. Cement manufacturers often use alternative raw materials from industrial byproducts, such as those from coal com- bustion, steel blast furnace slag, and silica fume, keeping a large portion of these materials from being disposed of in landfills. The durability and resiliency of cement-related products also lower our environmental footprint. Concrete does not rust, rot, or burn, saving energy and resources needed to replace or repair damaged buildings and infra- structure. Source: Portland Cement Association

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