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October 29, 2020

PCA Announces 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Award Winners

Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2020 – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced the winners of the 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards, which recognize PCA Associate Member company accomplishments in the advancement of cement manufacturing over the previous year. PCA Associate Members are engineers, consultants and suppliers that support cement companies in the sustainable production and services of high-quality cement in the most energy efficient and environmentally sound way possible.

Presented at the PCA Virtual Fall Committee Meetings, the awards recognize achievements in three main areas: innovative products, unique processes and best-in-class practices.  Entrants presented to a panel of PCA member judges earlier this year.

1st place: FLSmidth “Mission Zero” – for presenting a technology path towards zero emissions, 100% fuel substitution, and zero waste at cement plants.

2nd place: Evonik “Introducing the Ultimate Filter for Cement Kiln Baghouses” – for presenting a high capacity, high surface area, multi-lobal, needle felt alternative to glass/membrane fabrics used in high temperature cement plant applications

3rd place: BEUMER Group “Efficient Alternative Fuel Handling for Main Burner Firing” – for presenting an alternative fuels handling system that unloads, screens, conveys, doses, and continuously feeds RDF to the main burner of a cement plant.

To learn more about the PCA Associate Member program, or more details about the 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Award winners, click here.


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 over 90% 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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