353 Opportunities The cement industries has opportunities as well One such

353 opportunities the cement industries has

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other words, shipping cement costs more than the profit from selling it. 3.5.3 Opportunities The cement industries has opportunities as well. One such opportunity is the cement industry's efficiency. The cement industry has recently streamlined its production efforts, using dry manufacturing instead of wet, which is heavier and more time-consuming. The cement industry has also invested about $6 billion in expansion efforts to meet unmet cement needs. Projections show that by 2012, the cement industry will have 25 percent more production capabilities. 3.5.4 Threats The nature of the economy have uncovered a number of threats to the cement industry. The cement industry greatly relies on construction. The current economy has lessened the number of construction jobs, which in turn hurts the cement industry. The cement industry controls the majority of the United States market, but not all of it. About 11.5 metric tons of cement are imported annually to support the unmet need. If other countries can produce and ship cement for a reduced
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price, the U.S. cement industry is in danger. 81 The U.S. government is also attempting to regulate the cement industry's waste. The Environmental Protection Agency has introduced regulations for the cement industry to cut down emissions.
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  • Fall '14
  • Ravi Prasad
  • cement industry

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