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Ash Grove extends use of on-site Louisville building to Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement has signed an agreement extending the use of an on-site building at its Louisville cement plant, USA, to Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc (NWRI). The agreement gives the rescue centre space at US$10 per year for the wildlife they receive.   John Dale, plant manager for Ash Grove Cement Louisville and Laura Stastny, executive director of NWRI sign an agreement extending the use of an on-site Ash Grove building “We are happy to provide a home to the centre’s ...

Ash Grove Cement names Louisville plant AGem winner

12 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company’s Louisville (NE) plant won top honours in the annual Ash Grove Energy Management (AGem) Outstanding Plant of the Year competition. “Ash Grove created the AGem program in order to improve efficiency, reduce emissions and continually look for new ways to drive sustainability in our operations,” said Andy Lippert, Ash Grove corporate energy director. “The Louisville plant went above and beyond to make energy efficiency a top priority.” Since 2008, eight Ash Grove cem...

Ash Grove Cement names new VP and CFO

12 February 2015, Published under Cement News

David Meyer joins Ash Grove Cement Co as vice president and chief financial officer Ash Grove Cement Company announced David G Meyer is joining the company as its vice president and chief financial officer in the company’s headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. In his new role, Mr Meyer will direct accounting, treasury, internal audit, tax and information technology functions.   “Dave brings 17 years of corporate finance leadership in strategic planning and capital marke...

Montana modernisation on the cards, USA

20 June 2014, Published under Cement News

US-based Ash Grove Cement Company has applied for a change to its air quality permit for possible modernisation to its Montana cement facility. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on its preliminary decision to grant Ash Grove a change to its existing permit. The modified permit includes possible modernisation of the facility in the form of a new, more energy-efficient kiln and construction of an overland conveyor for transporting raw materials from ...

USA: Ash Grove's Montana City cement plant invests

27 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement in Montana City is aiming to stay competitive, thanks to some recent upgrades and expansion. It's been nearly 50 years since Ash Grove broke ground for its cement plant in Montana City, and while much of the plant may look the same on the outside, many changes have taken place on the inside. Most of the changes have to do with complying with strict EPA industrial emissions regulations. "We've always felt that we've complied with all of our regulatory requirements," said ...

EPA settlement with Ash Grove Cement, USA

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Co has agreed to pay a US$2.5m penalty and invest approximately US$30m in pollution-control technology, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency announced. The EPA says the agreement, which resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, will eliminate more than 17,000t of pollution from nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) each year. In addition, Ash Grove has agreed to spend US$750,000 to mitigate the effects of past excess emissio...

Ash Grove announces two company promotions, USA

31 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company announced promotions in its sales leadership teams, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Sunderland announced. The promotions are effective 1 January 2013. Ernie Peterson is promoted to vice president of sales - Midwest and will report to Charlie Sunderland. Peterson has been with Ash Grove 15 years, including the last five years as regional sales manager in Ash Grove’s Omaha, Neb. His direct reports include three sales offices covering six st...

Ash Grove approves US$125m investment, USA

24 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company’s Board of Directors approved a US$125m-plus investment in the company’s Midlothian, Texas, plant at its May meeting. A new preheater, precalciner production system will make Ash Grove’s facility among the lowest emitting cement producers in Texas, the company said in a statement. According to Ash Grove Chairman Charles Sunderland, “We were considering a range of options as a result of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portland cement National Emissio...

EPA calls for clearer visibility in Montana region, USA

26 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that two cement plants in the Montana area need to invest in measures to improve visibility in wilderness areas and national parks. The EPA says upgrades are needed at Ash Grove’s cement plant near Montana City and Holcim’s cement plant near Three Forks as well as the Colstrip power plant. The three plants would need to spend a combined estimated US$90m on the required improvements. The agency says the proposal would clear the air i...

Ash Grove Utah plant wins top safety award

28 February 2012, Published under Cement News

The Ash Grove Cement Company’s Leamington, Utah, plant won top honors in the company’s annual L.T. Sunderland Safety Excellence Award competition for 2011.Since 2006, eight Ash Grove cement plants and two grinding facilities have competed to earn the award. Each facility is evaluated on an extensive matrix of data that is focused on health and safety process and results. The Ash Grove Safety Leadership Steering Committee scores each of the health and safety metrics used in selecting the b...