Texas Lehigh ramps up 500K tpy capacity slag cement mill 

Sources: Heidelberg Materials North America, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Texas Lehigh Cement Company LP, the 50/50 joint venture of Heidelberg Materials North America and Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc., plans a summer start for a slag cement grinding and finishing operation in Houston. In tandem with a Buda, Texas flagship plant, the new mill strengthens Texas Lehigh’s footprint in a fast-growing construction market. 

“[Our] investment in Texas Lehigh’s slag facility is aligned with our ambitious sustainability goals and commitment to significantly reduce our own carbon footprint by 2030,” says Heidelberg Materials North America Southwest Region President Chris Hobby, whose is also on the joint venture board. “The start-up of this new plant will enable Texas Lehigh to broaden its support for sustainable and resilient construction projects throughout the state of Texas.”

Work on the Houston operation follows Heidelberg Materials’ significant slag cement capacity upgrades at existing Port Everglades, Fla. and Speed, Ind. sites. All three projects are part of a broader corporate initiative to streamline the portland cement clinker factor in finished concrete, thereby responding to public and private market demands for lower carbon construction solutions. 

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