Virginia Plant Takes Top Environmental Honors in National Cement Awards

05 May, 2009, 12:25 ET from Roanoke Cement Company

TROUTVILLE, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday was a day of celebration for Roanoke Cement Company -- the only cement manufacturing facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- as it took the top honor winning the Overall Environmental Excellence Award in the Portland Cement Association's 2008 Cement Industry Energy & Environment Awards. State and local dignitaries including Jerry Burgess, Botetourt County Administrator and Steve Clinton, Amsterdam District Representative, local residents, customers and friends were on-hand to congratulate plant manager, Kevin Baird, Titan America LLC and Roanoke Cement Company management and employees on the major accomplishment and to enjoy a picnic featuring classic barbecue fare.

"The awards honor individual cement facilities that demonstrate the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this spirit with action," said Robert Sells, President of Titan's Mid-Atlantic Business Unit. "Our plant exceeds the requirements of government regulations and local laws to ensure our processes and policies contribute to making our community a better place to live and work. We have practiced these fundamentals for nearly two decades and will strive to do even better in the future."

Roanoke Cement Company was proclaimed this year's winner based on accomplishments within the following key areas: Environmental Performance, Land Stewardship, Outreach, Innovation and Energy Efficiency. The judges found that Roanoke Cement Company delivered exemplary sustainability and land stewardship leadership through programs such as its plant energy reduction initiatives and local environmental conservation programs including the Andy Layne Trail, a segment of the famed Appalachian Trail, and the annual Catawba Creek Clean Up.

Roanoke Cement Company's Troutville plant was also honored as a runner-up in the Energy Efficiency category and a finalist in the Environmental Performance category. The Portland Cement Association recognized the company in 2007 in two categories: the Overall Environmental Award and the Land Stewardship Award.

Roanoke Cement Company serves customers in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, the District of Columbia and South Carolina and is a subsidiary of Titan America LLC headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, the premier cement and building materials producer in the Eastern United States. Roanoke Cement Company received Energy Star(R) recognition in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and is an Energy Star(R) partner. Its parent, Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a group of companies committed to sustainable and socially responsible business practices and is a founding member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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SOURCE Roanoke Cement Company