Cement Americas

SUM 2019

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www.cementamericas.com • Summer 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 19 FEATURE F ŽƌϯϳLJĞĂƌƐƚŚĞ/ŶƚĞƌŶĂƚŝŽŶĂůĞŵĞŶƚ^ĞŵŝŶĂƌΘdžŚŝ- bition was one of the most anticipated annual events for the North American cement industry. After an extended hiatus, the show is back for its 38 th year. The 38 th /ŶƚĞƌŶĂƚŝŽŶĂůĞŵĞŶƚ^ĞŵŝŶĂƌΘdžŚŝďŝƚŝŽŶǁŝůůďĞ ŚĞůĚEŽǀϭϮϭŝŶƚůĂŶƚĂĂƚƚŚĞŽďď'ĂůůĞƌŝĂĞŶƚĞƌdŚĞ show is being produced by SEMCO Publishing, the owner of Cement Americas, Rock Products and Concrete Products magazines, all of which are promoting the show. The theme of the show is Cement Technology and Transfor- ŵĂƚŝŽŶŝŶϮϬϭ "With an industry that is facing growing opportunities along with new regulatory and social pressures, the time is right for the return of the International Cement Semi- nar," said Michael Schoppenhorst, show director. "With a ĨŽĐƵƐŽŶƉƌŽĚƵĐƚŝŽŶĞƋƵŝƉŵĞŶƚĂŶĚƚĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐŝĞƐƚŚĞϮϬϭ event will engage attendees with sessions designed to help them do business more efficiently and safely using the lat- est equipment and best practices." Industry Ripe for Growth The cement industry continues to show promising signs. Shipments of portland and blended cement increased ƐůŝŐŚƚůLJŝŶƚŚĞĨŝƌƐƚƋƵĂƌƚĞƌŽĨϮϬϭĐŽŵƉĂƌĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĨŝƌƐƚ ƋƵĂƌƚĞƌŽĨϮϬϭ•ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞh^'ĞŽůŽŐŝĐĂů^ƵƌǀĞLJ (USGS) monthly survey of U.S. cement producers. Total shipments of portland and blended cement, includ- ing imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in March ϮϬϭǁĞƌĞϳϯŵŝůůŝŽŶŵĞƚƌŝĐƚŽŶƐ;Dƚ ĂƐůŝŐŚƚĚĞĐƌĞĂƐĞ ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌŽƵŐŚůLJϳϰDƚŝŶDĂƌĐŚϮϬϭ•ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞ most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. ^ŚŝƉŵĞŶƚƐĨŽƌƚŚĞLJĞĂƌƚŚƌŽƵŐŚDĂƌĐŚƚŽƚĂůĞĚϭϰDƚĂŶ ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŽĨϮϰйĨƌŽŵƚŚŽƐĞĨŽƌƚŚĞƐĂŵĞƉĞƌŝŽĚŝŶϮϬϭ• The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March were, in descending order, Texas, Califor- nia, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, &ůŽƌŝĚĂ'ĞŽƌŐŝĂĂŶĚEŽƌƚŚĂƌŽůŝŶĂ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚϰϲйŽĨƚŚĞ March shipments. DĂƐŽŶƌLJĐĞŵĞŶƚƐŚŝƉŵĞŶƚƐƚŽƚĂůĞĚϭϬϬϬŵĞƚƌŝĐƚŽŶƐ;ƚ ŝŶDĂƌĐŚĂĚĞĐƌĞĂƐĞŽĨϰϬйĨƌŽŵƚŚŽƐĞŝŶDĂƌĐŚϮϬϭ•^ŚŝƉ- ŵĞŶƚƐĨŽƌƚŚĞLJĞĂƌƚŚƌŽƵŐŚDĂƌĐŚƚŽƚĂůĞĚϱϱϮϬϬϬƚĂƐůŝŐŚƚ increase from the prior-year period. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in March were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia; ƚŚĞƐĞƐƚĂƚĞƐƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚϱйŽĨƚŚĞDĂƌĐŚƐŚŝƉŵĞŶƚƐ Clinker production, excluding Puerto Rico, totaled 5.8 Mt ŝŶDĂƌĐŚϮϬϭĞƐƐĞŶƚŝĂůůLJƵŶĐŚĂŶŐĞĚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŽƵƚƉƵƚ The International Cement Seminar Returns! SEMCO Publishing Brings Back the International Cement Seminar & Exhibition. By Mark S. Kuhar

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