Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
PCA and Cement Americas magazine recognized these plants, by category, in the Tenth Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards: Overall Environmental Excellence, Lafarge North America Inc., Tulsa, Okla.; Outreach, Buzzi Unicem, Inc., Stockertown, Pa.; Environmental Performance, Holcim (US) Inc., Theodore, Ala.; Land Stewardship, Cemex, Lyons, Colo.; Innovation, Cemex, Demopolis, Ala.; and, Energy Efficiency, CalPortland Co., Rillito, Ariz. Twenty-seven U.S. and Canadian plants were nominated in the program, results from which were announced at the PCA Spring Meeting in Chicago.
“Although it is one of the most highly regulated industry sectors in the United States, cement companies are consistently challenging manufacturing policies and procedures to improve energy efficiency and other environmental factors. This means not just producing a high quality product, but making the plant’s local communities quality places to live and work,” said Brian McCarthy, PCA president and CEO. “We take our environmental stewardship seriously and have a long history of investing in continuous improvements that are win-win for both the environment and our communities.”