WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. (www.holcim.us) announced today that four of its plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR®.
"Once again, we are pleased that the EPA has recognized Holcim's continued commitment to environmentally sound practices with the ENERGY STAR® Awards," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US). "At Holcim, protecting the environment is a priority, and these awards reflect the efforts of every Holcim employee to maintain that commitment."
The following four Holcim plants were named: Ste. Genevieve in Bloomsdale, MO, Holly Hill in Holly Hill, SC, Portland in Florence, CO and Devil's Slide in Morgan, UT. The 2011 ENERGY STAR® is the second for both the Holly Hill and Ste. Genevieve plants. The Portland plant was awarded for the first time, and Devil's Slide in Morgan, UT received its fourth consecutive award.
The ENERGY STAR® is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance.
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 15 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
About ENERGY STAR®
EPA's national energy performance rating system provides a 1-100 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®. For more information about ENERGY STAR® visit: www.energystar.gov
Robin L. DeCarlo
VP, Corporate Communications
SOURCE Holcim (US) Inc.