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January 31, 2017

PCA Welcomes Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary

Cement Manufacturers Ready to Support America’s Transportation Infrastructure Revitalization

JAN. 31, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today lauded the confirmation of Elaine Chao as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

“We congratulate Elaine Chao on her confirmation as Secretary of Transportation, and welcome the opportunity to work with her in the years ahead,” said PCA President and CEO James G. Toscas. “Her wealth of experience and admirable record of public service will be keen assets as she leads the Administration’s effort to revitalize America’s transportation infrastructure. The nation’s cement manufacturers are ready to support these efforts, by providing the essential foundation for vital transportation networks of all kinds – including highways, bridges, waterways, pipelines and runways.”

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About PCA: The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers.  PCA members represent 92 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states.  The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.  For more information, visit

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