Cemex’s Victorville, Calif., plant is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, reported the Hesperia Star‎. The plant has manufactured cement for California and the Western U.S. since 1916 and provided well-paying jobs to thousands of residents of the High Desert over the years.

Cemex was recognized by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors for the company’s contributions as “a cornerstone” of the local economy and a community partner. “Cemex has been a tremendous company in our community,” 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood said. “For a century, generations of High Desert residents have worked at the cement plant, earning good wages to provide for their families.”

In August, Cemex announced the Victorville plant achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification for 2016 for its efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability. It was the fifth time the plant was recognized.

“The effort these plants put into their sustainability initiatives, day in and day out, is a shining example for our industry,” said Dr. Hugo Bolio, executive vice president–cement operations and technology for Cemex USA. “We’re very proud of the work they’ve done to attain Energy Star certification this year.”

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