Portland Cement Association
The Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.
Associate membership: membership is unclear. There is a membership home page and it looks like you can become a “member” by purchasing an item from their store but I couldn’t find anything on the website that discussed how that worked. “D”
Public membership directory: Yes and it a good tool for understanding the cement industry; can see what types of cements are manufactured, the states where the company is located and service area. No individual contact information is provided. “B+”
National conference? Yes, and non-members can attend at nearly the same price as members, only a $100 difference. “A-”
Chapters? Yes, they have regional councils. “A-”
Industry news or reports? Yes, the website provides extensive information about the cement industry and related topics. They also have a bookstore where more is available for purchase. They also provide free newsletters on cement related topics. “A”
Glossary? Seems like they should but I didn’t find one. “D”
Provides a good sense of the industry? Yes, an excellent sense of the industry, the issues, public advocacy role. “A”
Overall: This is a good industry site however its unclear how one becomes a member. It appears to be a very public-facing association not one so concerned about serving a membership.