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Lehigh Hanson cement plants earn ENERGY STAR certification

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Lehigh Hanson Inc. has announced that four of its cement plants have earned prestigious ENERGY STAR® certifications for 2018 from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The certification was awarded to the company’s cement manufacturing plants in Leeds, Alabama; Union Bridge, Maryland; Tehachapi, California; and Redding, California. All of these plants perform within the top 25% of cement plants nationwide for energy efficiency and meet the strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Union Bridge plant has received ENERGY STAR certification, the fifth consecutive year for the Leeds plant, and the second consecutive year for the Redding plant.

The company has stated that earning the ENERGY STAR certification is an example of its industry leadership in sustainable manufacturing processes. The company has operational efficiency and energy optimisation programmes in place across all its business lines, and it is striving to continually improve its performance in these areas.

Lehigh Hanson is an ENERGY STAR corporate partner and has the unique distinction of being the only aggregates producer to have five crushed stone plants achieve the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.

“Energy efficiency is a key aspect of Lehigh Hanson’s commitment to operating our manufacturing facilities in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner,” said Jon Morrish, President and CEO of Lehigh Hanson. “The operational efficiency and strict energy management of the Leeds, Union Bridge, Tehachapi, and Redding cement plants is a reflection of the priority we place on sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint.”

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organisations are leading the way by making their facilities more energy efficient and earning the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”

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