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Holcim Holly Hill, SC Plant Receives EPA's 2011 Energy Star® for Superior Energy Efficiency

September 26, 2011

Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that its plant in Holly Hill, SC has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR® for the second consecutive year.

Holly Hill, SC, September 26, 2011 – Holcim (US) Inc. (www.holcim.us) announced today that its plant in Holly Hill, SC has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR® for the second consecutive year.

"I am honored to speak on behalf of all the dedicated employees at the Holcim Holly Hill plant," said Joe McFalls, Holcim Holly Hill plant manager. "Receiving the ENERGY STAR award for the second consecutive year is a reflection of their passion and commitment to protecting the environment."

In addition to Holly Hill, three other Holcim plants were named: Ste. Genevieve in Bloomsdale, MO, the Portland plant in Portland, CO, and Devil’s Slide in Morgan, UT. Like Holly Hill, Ste. Genevieve received its second ENERGY STAR®; the Portland plant was awarded for the first time, and Devil’s Slide in Morgan, UT received its fourth consecutive award.

The ENERGY STAR® is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance.

About Holcim (US) Inc.
Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 15 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.

About ENERGY STAR®
EPA’s national energy performance rating system provides a 1-100 scale that helps organizations assess how efficiently their facilities use energy relative to similar facilities nationwide. A cement plant that scores a rating of 75 or higher and meets all other official EPA requirements is eligible for the ENERGY STAR®. For more information about ENERGY STAR® visit: www.energystar.gov

Media contact
Robin L. DeCarlo
Robin.Decarlo(at)holcim.com
781-647-2364