Cement Americas

APR 2019

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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www.cementamericas.com • Spring 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 5 CEMENTSCOPE American concrete and American hands," said President Trump at an Oval Office signing ceremony. According to CNN, Peter Navarro, director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy at the White House, told reporters that the executive order "makes clear that we extend the coverage for 'Buy American,' not just to things like iron and steel and aluminum, but also to cement and other manufactured products." The executive order gives agencies 90 days to begin encour- aging recipients of new federal financial assistance "to use, to the greatest extent practicable, iron and aluminum as well as steel, cement, and other manufactured products produced in the United States in every contract, subcon- tract, purchase order, or sub-award." Within 120 days, each affected agency is to submit a report to President Trump and Navarro identifying "any tools, techniques, terms, or conditions" that can further the executive order's objec- tives, and analyzing any potential ways to require use of domestic steel, cement and other manufactured products where it is not done now The American Road & Transportation Builders Association said it would stay in close communication with the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies as they inter- pret and carry out tasks relating to the executive order. The association is concerned that the implementation of the "Buy American" requirements could increase federal-aid project costs and delays. LafargeHolcim Appoints Moreau as CEO of U.S. ACM LafargeHolcim appointed Jay M. Moreau as chief executive officer of U.S. Aggregates and Construction Materials operations. Moreau joins LafargeHolcim from Martin Marietta Materials where he held the position of senior vice president of operations services. He succeeds Guy Edwards, who was recently appointed CEO of Aggregate Industries in the UK. "Jay has a proven track record in this industry, and his exper- tise and strong focus on commercial growth and operation- al excellence will be valued contributions to LafargeHolcim in the U.S.," said René Thibault, LafargeHolcim group exec- utive committee member and region head, North America. Jay M. Moreau

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