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Lousiana Promotes Streets and Local Roads

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Presentations sponsored by Lafarge Cement were recently held in Baton Rouge, LA, and New Orleans to promote the many values concrete streets and local roads (SLR) provide. Organized by Mark Niemuth of Lafarge with input from the Concrete and Aggregates Association of Louisiana (CAAL), the seminar stressed:

• Concrete’s ability to compete on first cost;
• Concrete’s life cycle cost advantages;
• Changing design standards; and
• The sustainable advantages of concrete.

NRMCA’s Vance Pool presented the information to groups composed of cities, private engineers, contractors and industry members. Besides Niemuth and Pool, the industry was represented by Charles Cox of Lafarge, and Bill Temple and Brandon Hayes of CAAL. "It is grassroots-led promotion and follow through that can make a big difference in the SLR market," Pool noted. Louisiana joins a growing number of states that recognize the importance of moving forward to promote in the SLR market. ACPA, NRMCA and PCA are all providing tools to help get started. If you have any questions contact your regional national resource director to help.

For more information, contact Vance Pool at


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