About the Cement Industry
The cement industry is a relatively small but significant component of the U.S. economy, with annual shipments valued at around $8.6 billion.
In the United States, 39 companies operate 118 cement plants in 38 states. Worldwide, the United States ranks third in cement production, behind China—the world’s leading producer—and India. Read more.
1824, Joseph Aspdin, a British stone mason,heated a mixture
of finely ground limestone and clay in his kitchen stove and
ground the mixture into a powder to create a hydraulic cement—one
that hardens with the addition of water. Read
How Cement is Made
Take a virtual plant tour
of the cement making process. Check out a Flash animation of
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Virtual Plant Tour
the basics about proportioning concrete mixtures and get an
overview of concrete construction procedures. Construction,
and repair of concrete floors are featured.
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For more information about MTC or cement manufacturing, please email
Manufacturing Technical Committee
Looking for training? Check out these two great resources:
The second edition of PCA's Innovations in Portland Cement Manufacturing
is a must have reference. This definitive resource covers all aspects of
cement manufacturing and addresses the current issues facing the industry.
The two-volume, limited edition is for personnel involved in the cement
industry including production, quality assurance, process engineering,
energy issues, health and safety, environmental issues, and analytical
techniques. For more information, visit the PCA bookstore at
For online cement manufacturing courses, please visit
Disney Institute, Keynotes Highlights of 55th IEEE/PCA Conference
More than 900 cement industry professionals, representing 25 countries attended the 55th
IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, April 14-18, in Orlando, Fla. The conference
included 45 technical presentations, six tutorials, and 166 exhibitors.
The 2013 Cement Industry technical conference included presentations from the industry’s top
technical people, addressing the diverse technical issues and proposing potential solutions to
the many challenges facing the cement industry.
Winning papers were:
> 1st Place - Maintenance and Safety, The Journey of an Enterprise in a Process Industry Toward Improved Electrical Workplace Safety
by Greg M. Kemper, Lehigh Hanson Inc., William S. Vilcheck, Eaton Engineering Services, and David B. Durocher, Eaton Corporation
> 2nd Place - General Practices, Breakthrough in Clinker Grinding by Rick Bohan, PCA director of manufacturing
technology, and John Kline, John Kline Consulting
> 3rd Place - Maintenance and Safety, Contractor Safety Management by John Jerrels, Holcim (US) Inc.
and Kendall Walden, Holcim (US) Inc.
Well-attended sessions included an economic update by David Zwicke, PCA senior economist and Imran Akram,
chief executive at IA Cement, and a welcome address by Cary Cohrs, PCA Board of Directors chairman.
At the Disney Institute seminars and tours Disney professionals took more than 100 attendees through
exercises that reveal the principles that are at the core of Disney’s organizational strength. The
program included an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and experience time-tested Disney business
philosophies at one of the leading business operations in the world firsthand.
For information please visit www.ieeepcaconference.org
Cement 101 New Version
Cement 101 Version 5.0
is a brief introduction to the cement industry geared towards undergraduates in the engineering and natural sciences. The supplement is perfect for use in educational outreach, recruitment efforts, and as a unique community outreach. Included in the supplement are articles on careers in the cement industry, an economic update, best-in-class training, profiles in career building, a resource guide of national associations and organizations, a map of U.S. and Canadian Portland cement plants, and a list of other industry contacts. The supplement is produced by Cement Americas Magazine and the Portland Cement Association. For more information or reprints, contact Cheryl Mangano at Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete listing of the online cement
catalog of publications and other resources, click here.
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