Holcim plants recognized for energy efficiency

Cement producer has earned EPA Energy Star ratings at plants several years in a row.

December 12, 2013
CDR Staff
Legislation & Regulations

Holcim (US) Inc., Bedford, Mass., says five of its plants have earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star performance ratings.

“Holcim’s receipt of this award for five of its plants is a testament to the commitment that our management team and employees have made to protect the environment,” says Filiberto Ruiz, president and CEO of Holcim (US). “Sustainability is a core component of Holcim’s corporate values and it is a priority at every plant and facility.”

The Holly Hill plant in Holly Hill, S.C., the Ste. Genevieve plant in Bloomsdale, Mo., and the Theodore plant in Theodore, Ala., are receiving the award for the fourth time. The Devil’s Slide plant in Morgan, Utah, has earned its sixth consecutive award from the EPA and the Portland plant in Florence, Colo., has been honored for three consecutive years. Energy Star is an EPA program designed to honor superior energy performance.

Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd., and one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.

EPA’s national energy performance rating system provides a 1 to 100 scale that helps organizations assess how efficiently their facilities use energy relative to similar facilities nationwide. A cement plant that scores a rating of 75 or higher and meets all other EPA requirements is eligible for the Energy Star. More information about Energy Star can be found at www.energystar.gov.