Cement Americas

SUM 2019

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20 CEMENT AMERICAS • Summer 2019 • www.cementamericas.com FEATURE ŝŶDĂƌĐŚϮϬϭWƌŽĚƵĐƚŝŽŶĨŽƌƚŚĞLJĞĂƌƚŚƌŽƵŐŚDĂƌĐŚ ƚŽƚĂůĞĚϭϱϳDƚĂŶŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŽĨϮϳйĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŽƵƚƉƵƚĨŽƌƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞƉĞƌŝŽĚŝŶϮϬϭdŚĞůĞĂĚŝŶŐĐůŝŶŬĞƌƉƌŽĚƵĐŝŶŐƐƚĂƚĞƐ ŝŶDĂƌĐŚϮϬϭǁĞƌĞŝŶĚĞƐĐĞŶĚŝŶŐŽƌĚĞƌdĞdžĂƐĂůŝĨŽƌŶŝĂ Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania; these states accounted ĨŽƌϱϮйŽĨDĂƌĐŚƉƌŽĚƵĐƚŝŽŶ Education dŚĞ/ŶƚĞƌŶĂƚŝŽŶĂůĞŵĞŶƚ^ĞŵŝŶĂƌΘdžŚŝďŝƚŝŽŶǁŝůůĨĞĂƚƵƌĞ an extensive educational program from some of the indus- try's key thought leaders. "This is truly going to be a bellwether event for the con- struction-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." Educational seminars will include: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 Keynote Address Edward Sullivan, Chief Econo- mist and Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence, Portland Cement Association (PCA) Sullivan directs all PCA's forward market assessments that support the industry 's planning efforts and market research. His analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries is widely used in corporate planning efforts, the financial industry and media. His analysis also supports the cement industry's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and to this end has testified before Congress. Sullivan has been cited by the Chicago Federal Reserve as the most accurate forecaster among 30 top economists. Various other forecasting surveys have placed him among the most accurate construction economists in the country. Over the years, he has been named a "key influencer" in the domestic and international cement and concrete industry by various trade magazines. He is often sought as a keynote speaker at various industry events throughout the year. Sullivan has more than 30 years of industrial econom- ic analysis in support of senior executives and has played an important role in several U.S. Government automotive trade policy decisions. In the past, he has held the posi- tion of vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank Econom- ŝĐƐ^ƚĂŶĚĂƌĚΘWŽŽƌ ƐĂŶĚtŚĂƌƚŽŶĐŽŶŽŵŝĐƐǁŚĞƌĞŚĞ worked with Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein. His back- ground also includes positions as a senior intelligence offi- cer at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was award- ed a commendation from Bob Gates (then deputy director of intelligence and later secretary of defense). He was also an economist within the office of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) Sullivan has taught economics at St. Joseph's and Villano- va Universities in Philadelphia, Fairfield University in Con- necticut, as well as Columbia and Fordham Universities in New York City. LafargeHolcim's Weirton, W.Va., Cement Plant Modernization Project Jared Stull, Head of U.S. Terminals and Adam Cimaroli, Senior Manager, Terminal Projects, LafargeHolcim LafargeHolcim completed a multi-million-dollar modern- ization project that restored and expanded a cement termi- nal at its Weirton, W.Va., facility. The site, which had been inactive for 10 years, will now be used to store and distrib- ute the company's specialty well cements for the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian region. The revitalization included expansion of the site, construc- tion of a new water-based, off-loading facility, and resto- ration of silos. In the process of revamping the site, Lafarge- Holcim collaborated with the Army Corps of Engineers, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, the Business Devel- opment Corporation of the Northern Panhandle and the local community. In addition, the company worked closely with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Pro- tection and Environmental Protection Agency to assure all operating and environmental permits were in place. Plant Automation: The Factory of the Future Thomas Hacker, Cement Technology Consulting LLC To improve customer service, cement manufacturers have started to automate the handling of loose or packaged cement in truck transport by using flexible self-service sys- tems. An initial requirement is the automatic control of the cement-loading process so that the trucks load the quantity required by the cement customer and do not exceed the loading capacity permitted for the respective vehicle. This session will further elaborate on automation technology available to the industry to run the plant of the future.

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