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Canadian Cement and Concrete Industry Forms Concrete Council of Canada

Ottawa (ON), October 16, 2013 ? The Canadian cement and concrete industry announced today the formation of the Concrete Council of Canada, a new organization of national and provincial associations bringing together representatives from the full spectrum of cement and concrete manufacturers across Canada.

The Council’s mission is to advance the industry’s leadership in sustainable construction and promote the social, environmental and economic value of concrete, concrete products and concrete systems in Canada.

“Concrete is an essential piece of the puzzle in addressing sustainable development. Concrete underpins much of our modern society ? above, on and below ground ? and it provides the resilience our infrastructure requires to minimize the effects of both climate change and human activity,” said Robert Burak, Chairman of the Concrete Council of Canada. “The creation of the Concrete Council of Canada reflects our industry’s determination to ensure that the benefits of concrete are clearly understood and underscores that we are committed to being a proactive partner in addressing society’s sustainability challenges.”

The members of the Concrete Council of Canada will work towards coordination and alignment of priorities and activities that will amplify the impact of the respective programs of each industry sector, while leveraging the particular strengths and expertise of each organization.

The industry is represented through various independent organizations across Canada: cement, ready mixed concrete, precast concrete, concrete pavers and concrete pipe.

The members of the Concrete Council of Canada can be found on www.rediscoverconcrete.ca/about.

For more information, please contact:

Lyse Teasdale
Director, Communications
Cement Association of Canada
T 613.236.9471 ext 211

ABOUT THE CANADIAN CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRY

The Canadian cement and concrete industry generates more than $8 billion in annual sales, contributing some $2.9 billion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. It employs nearly 27,000 Canadians in the production and distribution of cement, concrete and concrete construction materials. Concrete products, from ready mixed concrete to precast concrete structures, bricks and blocks, are produced in over 1,100 plants across the country.