Holcim (US) Inc. recently announced that five of its plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star.
"It is with great pride that once again Holcim is recognized by the EPA for our continued commitment to environmentally sound practices with the Energy Star awards," said Filiberto Ruiz, deputy chief executive officer of Holcim (US). "Protecting the environment is a priority at Holcim, and these awards reflect the determination of every Holcim employee to maintain that commitment."
The five Holcim plants honored were Theodore in Theodore, Ala.; Ste. Genevieve in Bloomsdale, Mo.; Holly Hill in Holly Hill, S.C.; Portland in Florence, Colo.; and Devil's Slide in Morgan, Utah. This year's award is the second for the Portland plant, the third for both the Holly Hill and Ste. Genevieve plants, and the fifth consecutive year for the Devil's Slide plant.
The Energy Star is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. 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 official EPA requirements is eligible for the Energy Star.
A subsidiary of Holcim Ltd., Holcim (US) Inc. 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.
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