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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...