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Lehigh Cement releases 54 employees at Glen Falls plant

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement has laid off 54 of its 90 employees at its Glen Falls plant, New York state, USA, in the wake of a construction slowdown attributed to the spread of COVID-19. The company plans to discontinue most of its cement production at its Glens Falls plant, as well as operations at its quarry in Moreau, said David Dreyer, the plant manager. "The layoffs are expected to be temporary and will take effect over the next two weeks," Dreyer added. "Lehigh will begin paying 100 per cent of af...

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide," said Bruce Gelber, deputy assistant atto...

Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to examine the feasibility of full-scale CCS as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions," ...

Lehigh Cement Co LLC orders new plant

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

KHD Humboldt Wedag Inc has signed a contract with Lehigh Cement Co LLC (HeidelbergCement) for the engineering, supply of equipment and structural steel and advisory services for the erection and commissioning of a cement plant in the USA. The order is reported to be for more than EUR100m.

Lehigh Cement wins Governor's Workspace Safety Award

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Company LLC (Lehigh Hanson, Inc), was awarded the Governor's Workplace Safety Award in the medium-size business category for innovation at the company's Mitchell, Indiana, plant. The Governor's Workplace Safety Awards are a result of a collaboration among the Indiana Department of Labor on behalf of Governor Eric J Holcomb, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Governor Eric J Holcomb recognised winners ...

Multiple promotions for Lehigh Cement's Mitchell staff

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement-owned Lehigh Cement Co announced multiple promotions in key management positions. Quentin McGahey, former plant manager at the Mitchell cement plant in Indiana, is now Vice President, Cement Operations Northeast, based in Allentown (PA). McGahey joined Lehigh Cement Company in 2016 and has more than 22 years of experience in mining and cement manufacturing. McGahey also served as an Army officer before beginning his civilian career.   Jerry Miller, former assistant plant ...

USA: Essroc-Lehigh acquisition

06 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Following a US$4.2bn acquisition deal in June 2016, Essroc's Nazareth plant in Pennsylvania will feature signs saying it is now part of Lehigh Cement Co. The acquisition combined Lehigh Hanson Inc and Essroc Cement Corp, which were then owned by parent companies HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi SpA, respectively. Now, HeidelbergCement AG is the owner of both Lehigh Hanson Inc and Essroc. "For now the legal entity is still 'Essroc' and our operating permits still show 'Essroc,' but w...

Lehigh Cement lays off 39 workers

12 September 2016, Published under Cement News

According to the union that represents more than 75 per cent of the workers at Lehigh Southwest Cement’s plant north of Redding, California, USA, Lehigh Cement made the decision to lay off 39 workers on Friday, 9 September 2016. Curt Aderhold, president of the union, said an email was sent out on Thursday evening to inform of the layoffs. Junior employees were said to be immediately let go. The email cited a catastrophic breakdown of equipment at the plant as the catalyst. Mr Aderhold sai...

HeidelbergCement to sell US assets to Cementos Argos in US$660m deal

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has agreed to sell its plant in Martinsburg (WV), USA, and eight terminals to Cementos Argos for US$660m. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, but the Federal Trade Commission had ordered the disposal as a result of the Italcementi acquisition. HeidelbergCement said that it expected the transaction to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016. The deal involves the disposal of the company's Lehigh and Essroc subsidiaries. Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Man...

USA: FCT wins burner orders for Lehigh and Graymont

20 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement, Redding, USA, part of the HeildebergCement Group, has awarded FCT Combustion an order for its TURBUJET™ burner for coal and petcoke, natural fas and solid wastes firing at its Redding plant in California, USA. Meanwhile, lime producer Graymont, Pleasant Gap, USA has awarded FCT Combustion two Low NO x GYROTHERM™ MKII burning systems for coal, natural gas and solid alternative fuels firing.