Approximately 200 employees, family, retirees, friends and local dignitaries gathered on September 25 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Holcim (US) Inc. cement plant located in Trident, Mo. The plant also used this celebration as an opportunity to bring awareness to the environment by incorporating a Conservation Day.
"The centennial celebration is an experience of a lifetime for the company, employees of our Trident plant, and the community surrounding it," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US) Inc. "The cement industry has seen many changes over the past 100 years, but one thing remains consistent and that is the dedication of our employees. This plant is a great representation of that dedication."
Several speeches were made by officials of Holcim (US) Inc. and local dignitaries. Festivities included a BBQ lunch, tours of the plant and musical entertainment. Additionally, guests learned how waste impacts the environment by visiting several interactive stations measuring carbon footprint and learning ways they can help protect the environment.
"We are very proud of our long-standing participation in this community," said Eric Ervin, plant manager of the Trident plant. "It was wonderful sharing this milestone with our employees, friends and dignitaries."