Governor attends Mountain Cement celebration

Governor attends Mountain Cement celebration
Published: 02 May 2006

To celebrate more than a hundred million dollars in future improvements to its facilities, Wyoming’s lone cement plant invited a number of Wyoming dignitaries to a barbeque Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Cement Company invited Gov Dave Freudenthal to its headquarters for a 20-minute walking tour of the cement-making process.

According to Mountain Cement president Stuart Tomlinson, the company invited Freudenthal to show him the planned upgrades that the company has for its facilities. “We’re having Gov Freudenthal come out so that we can show him what some of our plans are,” Tomlinson said Saturday.

Tomlinson said that the US$125m in improvements that are planned for Mountain Cement are an investment not only in the company but in the environment as well. “It’s a modernization that invests in better efficiencies and a cleaner environment,” he said.

Since Mountain Cement is the only cement-making company in the state, Tomlinson said the improvements mean great things economically for Mountain Cement.

After the tour, and following a short speech, Freudenthal voiced his support for Mountain Cement’s plans. The governor said that the increased productivity that the cement company will have after its upgrades would benefit not only the company itself, but also the construction and drilling industries of the state of Wyoming. Combined with Mountain Cement’s improvements being more environmentally-friendly than the company’s current equipment, Freudenthal said that it was a “win-win” situation for everybody involved. “That’s kind of a win all the way around,” he said.