LafargeHolcim: Hagerstown rejuvenated

Published 01 December 2016

International Cement Review invited Pascal Casanova, LafargeHolcim’s regional director for North America and Mexico, and John Stull, CEO , US Cement, LafargeHolcim, to comment on the completed upgrade works to the company’s Hagerstown cement plant which has recently undergone a US$96m modernisation.

Left to right: Washington County Commissioner, Wayne Keefer; Delegate Brett Wilson, State of Maryland; Washington

County Commissioner Vice President, John Barr; Victoria Mock, area manager of environmental and government affairs,

Hagerstown plant; Mayor of Hagerstown, David Gysberts; Ambassador Martin Dahinden, Embassy of Switzerland;

LafargeHolcim Regional Head for North America and Mexico, Pascal Casanova; Olivier Terver, Hagerstown plant

manager; CEO US Cement at LafargeHolcim, John Stull; US Congressman, John Delaney; Washington County

Commissioner President, Terry Baker; Head of Communications US Cement at LafargeHolcim, Robin DeCarlo;

Washington Country Commissioner, Jeff Cline; Delegate William Wivell, State of Maryland; Mark Widmyer, representative

of the Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan, and Bernard Terver, Retired, LafargeHolcim, former CEO Holcim (US) Inc

The modernisation of the Hagerstown plant presented its challenges but LafargeHolcim expects the upgrade to pay off soon. Pascal Casanova (PC) and John Stull (JS) highlight the importance of the project and its impact on regional cement supply.

ICR: What was the major incentive for LafargeHolcim to upgrade this cement plant?

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