The Portland Cement Association (PCA) 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 both 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. These are 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”
Awarded for presenting a technology path towards zero emissions, 100% fuel substitution, and also zero waste at cement plants.
2nd place: Evonik “Introducing the Ultimate Filter for Cement Kiln Baghouses”
Awarded 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”
Awarded for presenting an alternative fuels handling system that unloads, screens, conveys, doses, and continuously feeds RDF to the main burner of a cement plant.
Congratulations to these winners of the 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards.
About the Portland Cement Association
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) was founded in 1916. It is the premier policy research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent over 90 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and also innovation in all aspects of construction. It also fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution. Additionally, it aims to generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.