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Farmington Hills, Mich., (Jan. 23, 2024) - The Slag Cement Association (SCA) is pleased to announce 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 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 Company

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

· Slag Cement’s Role in Sustainable Concrete, presented by Jay Whitt, Heidelberg Materials and Shawn Kalyn, St Marys Cement

· 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

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Slag Cement School. To access the sponsorship options, please select "Add-ons" after selecting the "Reserve a Spot" button. If you are looking for additional information or have questions, please reach out to SCA Director of Marketing, Nick Brimley at

The Slag Cement Association serves as the leading source of knowledge for slag cement and slag-blended cements through promotion, education and technology development. To learn more, visit


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