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Holcim (US) Inc. announced July 15 that for the second consecutive year, three of their plants – Devil's Slide in Morgan, Utah; Theodore in Theodore, Ala.; and Midlothian in Midlothian, Texas – have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious Energy Star. The Energy Star is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance.
"We are extremely pleased with the performance of these plants," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US). "Our management team and employees are committed to doing what we can to protect the environment and to conserve natural resources."
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 2,000 employees and operates 13 manufacturing plants and 70 distribution facilities in the United States.
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.