Holcim Inc. recently announced that its plants in Holly Hill, S.C., and Theodore, Ala., were recognized for their safety and environmental performance during the Portland Cement Association's (PCA) spring board of directors’ meeting in Chicago.

The Holly Hill plant received the Chairman's Safety Performance Award in recognition of its exceptional health and safety programs, while the Theodore plant earned the Environmental Performance Award for steps taken beyond those required by laws, regulations and permits to minimize their impact on the environment.

"Safety and the environment are of utmost importance to Holcim," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim. "This recognition is a reflection of our employees' commitment to making sure that each of our employees and visitors to our facilities go home safely at the end of the day, and of their commitment to protecting the environment. They have worked hard to produce these results and are deserving of these awards."

Holcim is one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components with approximately 1,800 employees, 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States. For more information, visit www.holcim.us.