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Holly Arthur
Vice President, Communications

Erik Rancatore
Director, Communications

January 26, 2015

PCA Chief Economist to Share Impact of Oil Prices on U.S. Construction at 2015 World of Concrete

SKOKIE, Ill.— The falling cost of oil will not just impact consumers at the pump, but will lead to an impact on construction in the United States this year. Portland Cement Association (PCA) Chief Economist and Group Vice-president Edward J. Sullivan believes that short-term gains could be made in the housing market, but could have a negative effect if the downward trend continues.

Find out what this Chicago Federal Reserve-honored economist has to say about the wide-ranging impact of oil at our press conference, Tuesday, February 3 at 11 a.m., in Room N251 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sullivan’s remarks will also include his recent economic forecast and the impact on the cement industry.  The convening will also introduce new President and CEO Jim Toscas. Mr. Toscas will outline his priorities and vision for the Association in the coming years. To RSVP for the press conference, please contact Erik Rancatore at or 847-972-9138.


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