Holcim (US) Inc. announced recently that for the third consecutive year, its Devil’s Slide plant in Morgan, Utah and the plant in Theodore, Ala., have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star. In addition, the newly commissioned Ste. Genevieve plant in Bloomsdale, Mo., the Trident plant in Three Forks, Mont., and the plant in Holly Hill, S.C. were first-time recipients of the award.
The Energy Star is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. In order to qualify for the award, a plant must score at least 75 of a possible 100 on the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI), used by the EPA to measure energy efficiency in cement plants. In addition, the plant must have a three-year history of environmental compliance.
"The fact that two Holcim (US) cement plants have received this award for three consecutive years demonstrates the commitment our management team and employees have to protecting the environment," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US). "Adding three plants to the list is an outstanding accomplishment for our employees who are dedicated to doing what we can to conserve our natural resources."