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AUG 2019

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FEATURE 82 • ROCK products • August 2019 Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open – Morning Coffee Break on Show Floor Keynote Address 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address Edward Sullivan, Chief Econ- omist and Senior Vice Presi- dent of Market Intelligence, Portland Cement Association (PCA) Sullivan directs all PCA's for- ward market assessments that support the industry's plan- ning efforts and market research. His analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries is widely used in corporate planning efforts, the financial industry and media. His analysis also supports the cement industry's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and to this end has testified before Congress. Sullivan has been cited by the Chicago Federal Reserve as the most accurate forecaster among 30 top economists. Various other forecasting surveys have placed him among the most accurate construction economists in the country. Over the years, he has been named a "key influencer" in the domestic and international cement and concrete industry by various trade magazines. He is often sought as a keynote speaker at various industry events throughout the year. Sullivan has more than 30 years of industrial econom- ic analysis in support of senior executives and has played an important role in several U.S. Government automotive trade policy decisions. In the past, he has held the posi- tion of vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank Econom- ics, Standard & Poor's and Wharton Economics where he worked with Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein. His back- ground also includes positions as a senior intelligence offi- cer at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was award- ed a commendation from Bob Gates (then deputy director of intelligence and later secretary of defense). He was also an economist within the office of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) Sullivan has taught economics at St. Joseph's and Villano- va Universities in Philadelphia, Fairfield University in Con- necticut, as well as Columbia and Fordham Universities in New York City. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Morning Coffee Break on Show Floor 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sessions LafargeHolcim's Weirton, W.Va., Cement Plant Modernization Project Jared Stull, Head of U.S. Terminals and Adam Cimaroli, Senior Manager, Terminal Projects, LafargeHolcim LafargeHolcim completed a multi-million-dollar modern- ization project that restored and expanded a cement termi- nal at its Weirton, W.Va., facility. The site, which had been inactive for 10 years, will now be used to store and distrib- ute the company's specialty well cements for the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian region. The revitalization included expansion of the site, construc- tion of a new water-based, off-loading facility, and resto- ration of silos. In the process of revamping the site, Lafarge- Holcim collaborated with the Army Corps of Engineers, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, the Business Devel- opment Corporation of the Northern Panhandle and the local community. In addition, the company worked closely with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Pro- tection and Environmental Protection Agency to assure all operating and environmental permits were in place. How Automation And Optimization Impact Operations Of Trucks Within A Cement Plant. Javier Torres Balaguer, Vidmar Constantly wishing to improve the quality of service to cus- tomers, cement manufactures are tending to automate truck transit and bulk loading by using flexible self-service systems for dispatching cement from their plants. With an automatic dispatch system, a better service availability may be offered to the customer, as significant improvement will be obtained in terms of waiting times, total flexibility of loading/unloading schedules, truck's flow optimization and traceability of all the transactions carried out. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Show Floor ICSE

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