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CEMEX USA honored by PCA for Environmental Excellence, Innovation, Energy Efficiency and Land Stewardship

Panel of judges included representatives from the US EPA and World Wildlife Fund.

HOUSTON – May 8, 2012

CEMEX USA is pleased to announce that is has been named the recipient of the Portland Cement Association’s Overall Environmental Excellence Award for 2012.

CEMEX’s Louisville plant, the Kosmos Cement Company, received the award in recognition for its wide range of innovative initiatives in land stewardship, energy efficiency, community outreach and overall environmental excellence. The plant also received recognition in the Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Land Stewardship categories.

The Louisville plant partners with many organizations in support of these initiatives, including the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Wildlife Habitat Council, and the US EPA ENERGY STAR program. CEMEX’s Kosmos cement plant utilizes an effective alternative fuels program which has recycled nearly one million whole tires as fuel.

“CEMEX USA is honored to be recognized by our industry peers and leaders in the environmental community for our successes in land stewardship and energy efficiency,” said Karl Watson, Jr., President of CEMEX USA. "CEMEX is committed to being a responsible steward of the environment through our innovative biodiversity, alternative energy, and land reclamation programs.”

Additional CEMEX locations listed below received the following honors:

  • CEMEX Miami Cement Plant – Finalist, Environmental Performance
  • CEMEX Fairborn Plant (Fairborn, OH) – Finalist, Land Stewardship
  • CEMEX Brooksville South Plant (Brooksville, FL) - Runner-Up, Energy Efficiency

The Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX’s U.S. network includes 13 cement plants, 47 active cement distribution terminals, more than 100 aggregate quarries and more than 440 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX USA was named the EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2009 and 2010. For more information, visit www.cemexusa.com.