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Two Holcim (US) Inc. cement plants recognized at 2012 Portland Cement Association spring meeting
Apr, 18 2012
(WALTHAM, Mass.) -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that two of its plants - Holly Hill in Holly Hill, SC and Theodore in Theodore, AL, were recognized during the Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chicago on April 16, 2012.
The Holly Hill plant received the PCA's prestigious Chairman's Safety Performance Award in recognition of their exceptional health and safety programs. The Theodore plant received the Environmental Performance Award in recognition of the steps they take 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 (US). "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."
About Holcim (US) Inc. Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
About Portland Cement AssociationBased in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org .
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