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May 24, 2016

Cement Industry Advocates for Infrastructure, Sustained Funding

Members of PCA head to D.C. for association’s first Fly-In

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even with a recently passed long-term highway bill, advocates say that sustained funding will help bring our nation’s infrastructure into the 21st century.

Leaders in the cement industry joined the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) first D.C. Fly-In held May 24-25. Members of the association hailed Congress’s passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as an important step in bringing the latest innovation and technology to America’s roads and bridges, but noted there is more work to be done.

“The cement industry helped drive Congress toward the adoption of a long-term highway bill bill,” noted A. Todd Johnston, executive vice president of government affairs at PCA. “But the need for additional investment in infrastructure does not end there. Our nation can benefit from modernized airports, for example.  There is also a clear need for water infrastructure development to ensure public safety and the efficient transportation of goods along our nation’s waterways.”

The Fly-In comes in at a historical year for PCA as the association celebrates its centennial anniversary. Over the past century, PCA has become widely recognized as the authority on the technology, economics and applications of cement and concrete. As the voice of America’s cement manufacturers, PCA provides industry leadership and advocates in support of sustainability, infrastructure investment, and overall excellence in construction before Congress and the Administration.  

Versatile, resilient and sustainable - concrete is one of the most widely used and effective building materials on Earth. Many concrete structures date back to PCA’s founding a century ago, providing evidence of concrete’s durability and its long-standing role as a building block of society. 

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