Meet the Expert: Cement Industry


Join Rusty Sillivan as he dives into the question of what makes cement different from concrete and how cement is manufactured. The Lehigh Valley's rich history in the cement industry, as well as different types of cement, and how companies use quality control will round out the discussion on this fascinating sector of American industry.

Rusty Sillivan is the President and Owner of Chiles and Sillivan Inc. a residential commercial, building, design, and contractual firm based out of Whitehall, PA. In the past he has served as a plant chemist, process engineer, and quality control supervisor in the cement industry. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Delaware Valley College and has served on the on the South Bethlehem Historical Society’s board of directors.

The Meet the Expert series takes place on the third Saturday of each month. This unique opportunity to hear thematic talks from experts in their respective fields will include a 45-minute lecture and 15-minute Q&A. Meet the Experts is included in your admission price and is free to all members of the museum.