Holcim (US) Inc. recently announced that five of its plants have earned the prestigious Energy Star award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Holcim plants in Holly Hill, S.C., Bloomsdale, Mo., and 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, while the Portland plant in Florence, Colo., has been honored for three consecutive years.
"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," said 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 Energy Star is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. The 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 a leading manufacturer and supplier of cement and mineral components. It has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
For more information, visit www.energystar.gov.