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WIN 2018

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12 CEMENT AMERICAS • Winter 2018 • www.cementamericas.com The Portland Cement Association (PCA) board of directors appointed Michael Ireland as president and CEO effective immediately. Ireland succeeds former President and CEO James Toscas. "I am pleased to be working with Mike as the association navigates challeng- es, opportunities and changes facing our industry in the years ahead," said PCA Chairman and CalPortland Co. President and CEO Allen Hamblen. "It is my honor to serve America's cement manufacturers during such an exciting time for the industry," said Ireland. "Cement and concrete will continue to play an important role in building infrastructure, enhancing the resilience and sustainability of build- ings, and supporting the overall quality of life for Americans." In addition, the PCA board of directors elected the following new members: Greg Hale from Capitol Aggregates; Steve Regis, Bruce Shafer and Mark Wagy from CalPortland Co.; Enrique Rozas from Drake Cement; and Mike Ireland. Cement Demand to Rise Due to Bridges Becoming Chokepoints Higher volumes of vehicles on the road over the next 25 years is expected to increase cement consumption in the bridge sector, according to a report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The Bridge Market Assessment estimates the U.S. will need as many as 140,000 new bridges by 2040, nearly 60 percent or 81,200 of which will be made using cement. "With more people on the roads, exist- ing bridges will increasingly become chokepoints," said PCA Chief Econo- mist and Senior Vice President Ed Sul- livan. "As a result, more cement will be needed either to build new bridges or to add lanes to existing ones." Sullivan adds that the overwhelming percentage of bridge cement con- sumption today is attributed to bridge expansion (81 percent), compared to bridge replacement (14 percent) or rehabilitation (5 percent). Through 2040, the report finds: • Baseline population is expected to increase by 59 million people, a 17.4 percent increase. • Licensed drivers are projected to grow by nearly 40 million. • The number of vehicles on the road will rise by nearly 53 million. • The total annual vehicle miles trav- eled is projected to grow by 600 bil- lion miles. • The number of bridge crossings are expected to increase from 733 bil- lion in 2015 to nearly 867 billion. • To meet traffic capacity demands, PCA expects annual cement con- sumption in the bridge sector aver- aging 6.2 million metric tons (Mt) during the 2017-2040 window com- pared to a 5.9 Mt annual average since 2010. While nearly 57,000 bridges need repair or rehabilitation, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, they reflect less than 10 percent of all bridges in the U.S., and that percentage is expected to shrink to less than 3 per- cent over the next 25 years. As a result, by 2040, 92 percent of bridge cement consumption will be for bridge expan- sion, concluded PCA. PCA Announces 2017 John P. Gleason Jr. Leadership Awards The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2017 John P. Gleason Jr. Leadership Awards, honoring individuals who have exhib- ited leadership in association activi- ties in support of member company objectives and operations. Presented at the PCA Fall Congress in Chicago, the awards recognize individuals for their efforts in three categories: business continuity, market development and young leaders. " The selection committee had a dif- ficult but invigorating task of selecting from dozens of highly compelling nomi- nees from across the industry," said Tom Chizmadia, Gleason Award Selection Committee chairman and Lehigh Han- son senior vice president, government affairs and communications. "The win- ners and finalists are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to ensure America's cement industry can produce the core ingredient we need for homes, highways and hospitals – the essential building blocks of our society." The following individuals were named as the 2017 John P. Gleason Jr. Lead- ership Award winners and finalists, in each of the three categories: Business Continuity – Daniel Nugent, senior vice president, technical ser- vices and government affairs at Buzzi Unicem USA. Nugent has played a key leadership role in industry regulato- PCA NAMES NEW PRESIDENT, CEO

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