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Cementos Argos recognised by US Environmental Protection Agency

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World Cement,

The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded ENERGY STAR® certification to Argos cement plants located in Roberta, Alabama, and Harleyville, South Carolina, (for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively) in recognition of the company's commitment to the efficient use of energy and the care and preservation of natural resources.

This distinction means that these plants of the Grupo Argos cement company perform 25% higher than similar facilities operating in the country, while mitigating energy risk and providing greater protection to the environment.

“Receiving this recognition again at our plants in the United States Regional ratifies our commitment to the materialisation of strategies focused on providing value to society through the efficient use of natural resources and the incorporation of new and better alternative energy sources... We will continue working on the research and implementation of technologies that allow us to continue to have more responsible operations every day”, said María Isabel Echeverri, Legal and Sustainability Vice President of Cementos Argos.

The Harleyville Plant also stands out for having the largest cement mill in the United States, which operates with approximately half the energy consumption required by a traditional one and, additionally, for implementing the waste co-processing process in its operation.

For its part, the Roberta Plant has an installed capacity of more than 1.5 million tpy and has been historically recognised for implementing, to a large extent, alternative fuels and energy optimisation processes.

In the United States, Cementos Argos has established itself as the second largest concrete company and the fourth largest cement company in the country.

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