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Holcim Portland Plant Receives EPA's 2011 Energy Star® for Superior Energy Efficiency

September 26, 2011

Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that its plant in Florence, CO has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR®.

Florence, CO, September 26, 2011 – Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that its plant in Florence, CO has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR®.

"Awards such as the EPA ENERGY STAR highlight Holcim's dedication to protecting the environment," said Ricardo Vilchis, Holcim Portland plant manager. "Maintaining and driving this commitment is a priority that motivates all Holcim employees."

In addition to the Portland plant, three other Holcim plants were named: Ste. Genevieve in Bloomsdale, MO, the Holly Hill plant in Holly Hill, SC, and Devil’s Slide in Morgan, UT. The Holly Hill and Ste. Genevieve plants received their second ENERGY STAR® and the 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

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