Cemex USA recognised for safety, energy efficiency & environmental stewardship

Cemex USA recognised for safety, energy efficiency & environmental stewardship
10 May 2017

Three Cemex USA cement plants have been recognised with five awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for outstanding achievements in safety performance, safety innovation, and energy and environmental stewardship.

Cemex's Victorville, Brooksville South and Balcones cement plants were each presented with awards from the PCA on 9 May 2017, at the organisation's spring meeting in Washington DC.

"Cemex is committed to safe and sustainable business practices throughout our operations and to building a better future for our communities through environmental initiatives. We are very proud of our Victorville, Brooksville South and Balcones teams and their commitment to excellence, and it's truly an honor to be recognized by the PCA for those efforts," Cemex USA President, Ignacio Madridejos, said.

The Victorville cement plant won two 2017 PCA Energy & Environment Awards. The first, in the Energy Efficiency category, recognised the plant's commitment to reducing energy consumption through conservation and monitoring, process optimisation and the use of wind energy. The second, in the Environmental Performance category, recognised the plant's dedication to environmental excellence through clean-air efforts, carbon footprint reduction and wildlife conservation.

Both the Brooksville South and Balcones plants were recognised with PCA Chairman's Safety Performance Awards, which were given to the nine highest-performing cement facilities in safety across the US.

Balcones was also honoured with a 2017 PCA Safety Innovation Award for its pyroprocessing programme, which resulted in upgraded personal-protective equipment for Cemex employees performing hotwork.
"America's cement manufacturers are committed to making the highest quality product with a minimal environmental footprint," said PCA President and CEO, James G Toscas. "The companies recognised this year are examples of how this commitment underpins everyday work at cement plants around the country. Their strong culture of innovation has led to energy efficiency and sustainable manufacturing practices that are continually lowering the impact of the cement industry on our environment."

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