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Holcim (US) Receives Excellence in Operations Award

April 30, 2013

Theodore Plant Recognized by the Alabama Water Environmental Association for Outstanding Environmental Efforts

Waltham, Mass.,  April 30, 2013 – – Holcim (US) Inc. (, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, announced today that its Theodore plant, located in Theodore, AL, received the Excellence in Operations Award from the Alabama Water Environmental Association (AWEA). The award honors companies that obtain perfect or near-perfect regulatory records as dictated by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

The Theodore plant was recognized for the superior performance of its storm water treatment system as related to physical treatment of waste water. The AWEA also noted the company’s water conservation efforts and community outreach program, which focus on environmental sustainability.

“Holcim constantly strives to produce cement in an environmentally sound way,” said Filiberto Ruiz, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US). “The Theodore facility exemplifies our continued efforts to exceed industry standards through evaluation and innovation. This award reminds us of our commitment to our communities and the environment.”

The Theodore plant was one of four companies to receive the award from a pool of more than 60 nominees. The awards ceremony took place at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL on April 8th.

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 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.

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