The Organizers

IEEE Industry Applications Society (IEEE-IAS) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) are proud to be the organizing sponsors of the 2024 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference.

IEEE IAS is a volunteer-driven organization for engineering professionals looking to advance the theory and practice of electrical and electronic systems.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA supports sustainability, innovation, and safety while fostering continuous improvement in cement manufacturing, distribution, infrastructure, and economic growth.


The History

The first conference was in 1959 in Allentown, PA with 298 registrants. The marriage of the cement industry technical conference with a cement plant tour is inaugurated at the 1st conference by tours of Whitehall Cement and Traylor Engineering. Plant tours continue to be part of the conference. U. S. cement production is 59.8 million metric tons from 170 portland cement plants and four natural cement and pozzolan cement plants.