Roanoke Cement lauded for energy efficiency

RP news wires
Tags: energy management, green manufacturing

Roanoke Cement Company was honored last week as a result of environmental manager Lance Clark’s submission to the 2010 Annual Cement Industry Energy and Environmental Awards. This is the third year in a row RCC has received recognition in this event. Clark’s submission was a finalist in the Outreach Award Category and a runner-up in the Energy Efficiency Category. The awards were presented by the Portland Cement Association, Cement Americas Magazine and an independent panel of judges. The Troutville plant will also receive a certificate of recognition for the activities described in Clark’s Energy and Environmental Award application.

“We’re thrilled that the PCA and the magazine have recognized our hard work and the energy saving techniques we’ve undertaken,” stated Clark. “We sincerely enjoy partnering with the Troutville community – it’s fun, really a pleasure, and we’re committed to continue reaching out - we enjoy our neighbors and we like being good neighbors.”

Roanoke Cement has been the recipient of a number of environmental, energy efficiency and safety awards during last couple of years, including the PCA Overall Environmental Excellent Award; The Virginia Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence; and an EPA Energy Star Partnership. “We’re proud of the excellent recognition we’ve received; it’s positive affirmation that RCC is making steady progress,” said Kevin Baird, Roanoke Cement plant manager, “but an award is just a mile marker on the journey. We know we still have plenty of work to do. We believe in continuous improvement – and we’re always looking forward to the next phase.”

Roanoke Cement Company, located in Troutville, Va., is a subsidiary of Titan America LLC and a recipient of the prestigious Energy Star rating. Titan America LLC is located in Norfolk, Va., and is the premier heavy building materials producer in the Eastern United States. Titan America operations include cement plants, ready-mix concrete plants, concrete block plants, quarries, import and rail terminals and fly ash beneficiation. 

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