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PCA Energy and Environment, Safety Innovation and Chairman’s Safety Performance Awards Distributed at the Association’s Cement Fly-In

Parul Dubey on June 17, 2024 - in Awards, News

Washington, D.C. — The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, this week announced winners of its Energy and Environment Awards and its Chairman’s Safety and Safety Innovation Awards at the association’s 2024 Cement Fly-In in Washington, D.C.  The awards recognize PCA member company teams who excelled in implementing new energy and environmental initiatives, and those who went above and beyond to enhance overall, on-the-job safety at America’s cement plants. 

“Holding this awards event right before teams of industry leaders head to Capitol Hill is a great motivator because it highlights excellence in PCA’s top priorities—safety and environmental initiatives—which will get us to carbon neutrality,” said Mike Ireland, PCA’s President and CEO.  

“Having plant workers here to accept their awards really adds to the fly-in experience, as they are the boots on the ground for this industry, and it is their innovation and their commitment to their co-workers that enables all of America’s cement companies to thrive,” Ireland said.  

The following PCA member companies received awards for their 2023 accomplishments:  

Energy and Environment Awards 

The PCA Energy and Environment Awards recognize outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that surpass what is required. Submissions from plants across the U.S. were evaluated and recognized for environmental efforts completed in 2023. View complete descriptions of the winning initiatives here.  

Energy Efficiency 

  • Ash Grove Cement Company – A CRH Company, Leamington, UT 

Environmental Performance  

  • Buzzi Unicem USA, Festus, MO plant 
  • GCHI – Giant Cement Company, Harleyville, SC plant 

Innovative Technologies or Process 

  • CalPortland Cement, Mojave, California plant 
  • Titan Florida, Pennsuco, FL plant 

Land Stewardship 

  • Ash Grove Cement Company – A CRH Company, Louisville, NE plant 


  • Roanoke Cement Company (Titan America LLC), Troutville, VA 

Overall Excellence 

  • Ash Grove Cement Company – A CRH Company, Seattle, WA 

Safety Innovation Awards 

The PCA Safety Innovation Awards (SIA) reward creative solutions to safety challenges in cement facilities. Entries are judged in five areas: innovation, ease of use and ease of construction, effectiveness, and risk prevention. View complete descriptions of the winning companies’ initiatives here.  

  • Ash Grove Cement Company- A CRH Company, Seattle, WA plant 
  • GCC, Rio Grande Plant, Tijeras, New Mexico 
  • Heidelberg Materials Union Bridge, MD plant 
  • Salt River Materials Group Clarkdale, AZ plant 

Chairman’s Safety Performance Awards 

The PCA Chairman’s Safety Performance Award recipients are chosen by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee based on the quantitative data recorded by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.  

The winning plants represent the top 10 percent of cement manufacturers based on accident rates. Listed in alphabetical order, the winners are: 

  • Argos Puerto Rico Corporation, Dorado, PR 
  • Ash Grove Cement Company – A CRH Company, Durkee, OR 
  • Ash Grove Cement Company – A CRH Company, New Braunfels, TX 
  • CalPortland Company, Rilito, AZ 
  • Cemex USA, Clinchfield, GA 
  • Cemex USA, Lyons Cement Plant, Longmont, CO 
  • Continental Cement – A Summit Materials Company, Davenport Plant, Buffalo, IA 
  • GCC, Odessa, TX  
  • Heidelberg Materials, Bellingham, WA 
  • Heidelberg Materials, Logansport, IN 
  • Heidelberg Materials, Speed Cement Plant, Sellersburg, IN 
  • Martin Marietta Materials, Midlothian, TX  

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA supports sustainability, innovation, and safety while fostering continuous improvement in cement manufacturing, distribution, infrastructure, and economic growth. For more information, visit www.cement.org

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