Eco Material Technologies, a leading producer of sustainable cementitious materials, today celebrated the opening of the Kirkland Pozzolan Mine in Yavapai County, Arizona.
The approximately 100 acre site, one of the largest natural pozzolan mines, provides natural materials that will be used in concrete to build bridges, roads, buildings, and other key infrastructure throughout the region. These materials will replace the more common Portland cement, which is a major source of pollution accounting for 8% of global carbon emissions.
"We are excited for the opening of the Kirkland Pozzolan Mine, which will benefit not only Yavapai County but all of Arizona as well as the surrounding region," said Grant Quasha, CEO of Eco Material Technologies. "Without the support of elected officials including Governor Doug Ducey, Senator Mark Kelly, State Senator Karen Fann, and State Representative Quang Nguyen, we would not be celebrating this milestone achievement."
The event also recognised the hard work and dedication of the plant's employees, as well as Eco Material's contributions to the area including bringing wireless internet service to the surrounding community, planting new trees, and generating significant tax revenue for the state.
Attendees included Yavapai County Supervisor Harry Oberg, a representative from Senator Kelly's office, trade industry officials, and plant employees.
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