Lafarge recently unveiled its new state-of-the-art cement plant in Ravena, New York, after a three-year, multi-million-dollar modernization project.
The cement from the Ravena facility supplies more than 1 million tons of locally produced product for high-profile projects in the Northeast, including One World Trade Center, the World Trade Center Memorial and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Throughout the project, the modernization of the facility maintained approximately 135 plant operation jobs, produced up to 800 construction jobs and generated more than $170 million to the local economy.
"By modernizing the plant, we have transformed it into an efficient, competitive and state-of-the-art facility that will allow us to meet the growing needs of our customers and remain a strong partner to the community for the foreseeable future," said John Stull, CEO of U.S. Cement at LafargeHolcim.
The modernization investment focused on construction of a new kiln line that would meet and exceed emission limits, improve operational performance and increase capacity to 2 million tons of clinker production annually to meet market growth. As a result, the new dry kiln technology at the heart of the modernized facility will use approximately 42 percent less fuel, produce 40 percent less solid waste and consume less water.
"State-of-the-art technology, with an emphasis on achieving the highest levels of environmentally friendly production and operational efficiency, is the hallmark of this modernization initiative," said Dave Fletcher, Ravena plant manager.
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