April 9, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2019 Energy and Environment (E&E) Awards, recognizing outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. Submissions from plants across the U.S. were evaluated and recognized for environmental efforts completed in 2018.

“The awards highlight how America’s cement manufacturers are focused on sustainably producing the highest quality product with minimal environmental footprint,” said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. “The companies selected for these environmental accolades demonstrate a strong culture of innovation that result in energy efficiency and sustainable manufacturing practices.”

The awards were presented at the 3rd Annual Cement and Concrete Fly-In today in Washington, D.C.

Recognized as the Winner For Energy Efficiency

CalPortland – Mojave Cement Plant – Mojave, California

The CalPortland Mojave cement plant installed a new classifier system for its vertical roller mill that increased energy efficiency by reducing fan power requirements. The plant also installed an expert control system for the finish mill that will maximize performance and help reduce wear on equipment. The classifier installation reduced the finish mill energy intensity by 1.5 to 2.0 kwh/ton, and the expert control system reduced energy intensity by 13%. In 2018 22% of the electricity consumed by the plant came from on-site renewable wind energy generation. CalPortland has implemented significant energy efficiency measures and its energy management program has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency  ENERGY STAR® program as the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for 15 years in a row.

To learn more, please visit: www.cement.org/awards.

About CalPortland

CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. Founded in 1891, CalPortland remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence and environmental leadership. The company maintains its headquarters in Glendora, California. For more information about CalPortland Company, visit www.calportland.com .

About PCA

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers.  PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states.  The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.  For more information, visit www.cement.org.