The Slag Cement Association (SCA) successfully concluded its third annual Slag Cement School in Alsip, Illinois. The educational event, held on April 29 and April 30, featured technical presentations on the benefits of slag cement in concrete design and construction, as well as sustainability tools and resources available to the concrete industry. On the second day, attendees were treated to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Holcim’s South Chicago slag cement plant.

SCA President Jan Prusinski welcomed more than 60 attendees from 19 different states and 3 countries to Slag Cement School. Along with the technical presentations from SCA members, the event also included a special presentation from the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

"The Slag Cement Association is thrilled with the growing interest in slag cement from ready-mix concrete professionals, researchers, and cement experts." stated SCA Marketing Director Nick Brimley. "Slag Cement School is a perfect opportunity for attendees to see why slag cement is the ideal product for durable, sustainable construction in our industry."

The success of Slag Cement School was made possible through the generous support of its event sponsor: Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE). You can learn more about AOE and their services at

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