Ash Grove Cement to celebrate 80 years

Ash Grove Cement to celebrate 80 years
Published: 22 September 2009

Local and state officials will join Ash Grove Cement Co. representatives in Louisville Tuesday to celebrate the company’s 80 years of operation in Nebraska.

A ribbon-cutting will mark the grand opening of Ash Grove’s newly constructed 14,000-square-foot office building, which was designed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star standards. The $3.6 million building includes offices, employee lunchroom, lockers and conference room.

Ash Grove Cement Co. operates the only cement plant in Nebraska and distributes its product in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas.

The Louisville plant opened in 1929, provides 138 jobs and generates nearly 20 percent of the taxes that support the Louisville school district, the company said in a news release.

Ash Grove’s estimated annual economic impact in Nebraska is more than $70 million, the company said.