Corporate

CALPORTLAND RILLITO, AZ CEMENT PLANT EARNS EPA’S ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION FOR SUPERIOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

2019-12-10T09:30:37-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

December 9, 2019, Glendora, CA  CalPortland® is proud to announce that the company’s Rillito, AZ cement plant has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR® certification.  Facility Certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels [...]

CALPORTLAND AND MDAQMD TEAM FOR MORE AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS

2019-11-21T08:45:42-08:00November 21st, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Oro Grande, CA, November 14, 2019 - CalPortland announces additional implementation of modern-technology industrial “low-emission” equipment at the Oro Grande cement plant following the commissioning of the new cement finish mill and loadout facilities in May 2019. With the assistance of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), the company advances its campaign of [...]

CALPORTLAND RECEIVES GRAND AWARD AT WASHINGTON CONCRETE AND AGGREGATES ASSOCIATION EXCELLENCE IN CONCRETE AWARDS

2019-10-11T14:06:11-07:00October 1st, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Seattle, WA October 1, 2019 - The Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association (WACA) presented the “Grand Award” to CalPortland for its work on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program SR-99 Tunnel. The award was made on September 26th at the WACA 2019 Awards for Excellence in Concrete Construction, held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. “The [...]

CALPORTLAND MEETS ENERGY INTENSITY REDUCTION GOAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S BETTER PLANTS PROGRAM

2019-09-26T11:30:48-07:00September 26th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Washington, DC   September 26, 2019 –  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Plants partner CalPortland Company (CalPortland) for achieving their energy intensity reduction goal of 28% since 2010. As part of DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Better Plants Program (Better Plants) works with leading manufacturers and water and wastewater treatment agencies to boost [...]

CALPORTLAND CONCRETE PRODUCTS LAUNCHES PRODUCT WEBSITE

2019-07-31T12:59:21-07:00July 31st, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Ontario, CA, July 31, 2019 – CalPortland is proud to announce the launch of its newly designed website for its concrete products manufacturing operations located in Ontario, California. The new site features a streamlined, modern design, excellent functionality, and easy access to essential product information to help customers, contractors, public works officials, engineers, architects, designers [...]

CONCRETE BUILDINGS, PAVEMENTS AND STRUCTURES FUNCTION AS STOREHOUSES OF ATMOSPHERIC CARBON

2019-06-26T06:07:11-07:00June 26th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Glendora, CA, June 26, 2019 – Concrete buildings, pavements and structures are silently absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It appears to such a degree that the built environment represents one of the world’s largest storehouses of carbon. Yet this information is currently excluded from global, national, and regional greenhouse gas accounting methods. This is [...]

Incorporating the Effect of Carbonation in Concrete Life Cycle Assessment

2019-06-24T12:34:15-07:00June 26th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

The effect of greenhouse gas emissions on the atmosphere is a hotly debated topic. Within this debate, there is a specific focus on the role of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Concrete has been the target of much criticism as a source of CO2 emissions. Much of this criticism reflects a lack of understanding of the [...]

CALPORTLAND CONTINUES UPGRADES AT ORO GRANDE CEMENT PLANT

2019-06-04T09:03:48-07:00June 4th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

NEW RAIL MOVING TECHNOLOGY REDUCES EQUIPMENT EMISSIONS Oro Grande, CA, June 4, 2019 – CalPortland announced additional implementation of modern industrial technology at the Oro Grande cement plant following the recent commissioning of the new cement finish mill and loadout facilities. Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) awarded a $339,948 grant to CalPortland in [...]

CALPORTLAND DEDICATES NEW CEMENT BULK LOADING FACILITY AT ORO GRANDE CEMENT PLANT

2019-09-18T12:33:13-07:00May 9th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Glendora, CA, May 9, 2019 – CalPortland announced the official opening of a state-of-the-art rapid fill bulk cement loading station at the Oro Grande, CA cement plant during a customer appreciation ribbon cutting event on May 9, 2019. Loading stations 7 and 8 are the final steps in a plant modernization program that was originally [...]

61ST ANNUAL IEEE-IAS/PCA CONVEYS TOP PAPER HONORS TO ENGINEERS OF CALPORTLAND MOJAVE MILL UPGRADE PROJECT

2019-05-05T23:31:52-07:00May 5th, 2019|Blog, Corporate|

Glendora, CA May 6, 2019  - The IEEE-IAS/PCA recently announced top honors for technical papers submitted for review and presentation at the 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Technical Conference held in St. Louis, MO.  Top honors were awarded to the team of CalPortland engineers Alan Simmons and Gurjeet Sarao, and FLSmidth engineer David Campain.  The CalPortland/FLSmidth [...]