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PCA supports nationwide plan for infrastructure

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has reiterated its support for a plan on infrastructure spending, and applauds President Obama’s proposal to include substantial funding for infrastructure in the 2016 budget plan.

PCA has long supported a national plan to address highways and transportation structures, which are vital to the daily lives of the American public. Key to taking on this large construction project is utilising resilient construction techniques that assure the longest service life possible.

“It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure that needs to be repaired after less than 10 years when we know how to build sustainable, resilient structures that last for decades,” said James G. Toscas, President and CEO of PCA. "With the improving economy, the demand on our transportation infrastructure will rise to new heights. We can't continue with a 'business-as-usual' approach and allow one of our nation's most important strategic assets to further degrade just when it's needed most."

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