The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announced that registration is open for the third annual Slag Cement School in Alsip, Illinois, on April 29-30, 2024. The school will include educational presentations on slag cement use in concrete construction, sustainable resources available, and other presentations on benefits of slag cement use. On day two, attendees will also get a behind-the-scenes look at Holcim's South Chicago plant.

“We are thrilled to see the continued interest in SCA's annual Slag Cement Schools,” stated Nick Brimley, Marketing Director, Slag Cement Association. “It's a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about the many benefits of utilizing slag cement in concrete construction while also being able to network with peers and industry leaders from across the country."

Slag Cement School sessions to look forward to:

Slag Cement Basics, Production, and Cementitious Properties, presented by Mark Van Kleunen, Skyway Cement

Slag Cement in High Performance Concrete, presented by Nick Beristain, Prairie Material

Slag Cement’s Role in Sustainable Concrete, presented by Jay Whitt, Heidelberg Materials

Proportioning Concrete with Slag Cement, presented by Scott Kelly, Ozinga

Slag Cement in Pavements and Structures, presented by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority


Registration also includes refreshments, lunch, networking reception, and shuttle transportation for cement plant tour. To learn more and to register, please visit