Holcim US to increase flagship cement plant capacity by 600,000 mtpy

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An investment upward of $100 million will raise clinker and limestone grinding capacity while improving logistics for the Holcim US Ste. Genevieve (Mo.) Cement Plant, located south of St. Louis along the Mississippi. In addition to the largest single-kiln line in the world, the facility is equipped with sophisticated emissions controls, fully automated quality control laboratories, plus barge and rail infrastructure serving markets throughout the Mississippi River Basin. On an annual basis, the expansion will increase Ste. Gen production capacity by more than 600,000 metric tons of cement and reduce net carbon dioxide emissions by up to 400,000 metric tons. 

“With an emphasis on achieving the highest levels of environmental performance and operational efficiency, Ste. Genevieve has been the leader in U.S. cement manufacturing since it was built in 2009,” says Holcim Ltd. North America Region Head Toufic Tabbara. “This investment will ensure we maintain that leadership in supporting the sustainable growth of our nation’s infrastructure and residential construction while accelerating net carbon reduction across the built environment.”