Cement Americas

WIN 2018

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www.cementamericas.com • Winter 2018 • CEMENT AMERICAS 15 FEATURE foreseeable future," said John Stull, CEO of U.S. cement operations for LafargeHolcim. "We're proud that the plant has supplied more than 1 million tons of cement for high profile projects, including the Tappan Zee bridge recon- struction and One World Trade Center Memorial. We are all committed to producing quality products for our cus- tomers, whether for an iconic project or for local infra- structure needs." The modernization investment focused on construction of a new kiln line that would meet and exceed emission lim- its, improve operational performance and increase capac- ity to 2 million tons of clinker production annually to meet market growth. As a result, the new dry kiln technology at the heart of the modernized facility will use approximately 42 percent less fuel, produce 40 percent less solid waste and consume less water, making the new facility even more efficient. "State-of-the-art technology, with an emphasis on achiev- ing the highest levels of environmentally friendly pro- duction and operational efficiency, is the hallmark of this modernization initiative," said Dave Fletcher, Ravena plant manager. "For making this opportunity possible, I would like to thank all our partners and employees for their tre- mendous contributions in making this major project a huge success." Stull said the modernization project ensures the company will remain competitive for years to come. "We have done something really great here – we have a facility that can meet the needs of the Northeast and the needs of this community for many years," Stull said. "We took an old plant and put in a new heart. We want to be a strong partner with the community." U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko attended the ribbon cutting, and said the company has met a good balance – remaining finan- cially viable, yet also a good steward of the environment. "I salute your efforts to reduce the demand for fuel resources, to cut deeply into pollution that is emitted from this facility," Tonko told company executives. "We all need to play a role in the environment so we can provide a bet- ter opportunity for future generations. "This is one of the most efficient, if not the most efficient, cement plant in the world," Tonko said. "LafargeHolcim is showing the technology is available, and we can reduce carbon footprint. We can be a sound steward of the envi- ronment, and it is being done right here." SOME THINK A MARGIN OF ERROR IS ACCEPTABLE. WE THINK DIFFERENT. The BEUMER fi llpac® R is a fi lling system with a diff erence. Using revolutionary microprocessor-based weighing electronics with vertical fi lling impellers and the bag discharge system including a check weigher, it delivers entirely new standards of precision and performance: automatic optimisation; 300-6,000 bags per hour; individual bag tracking and latest PMS generation; we know what it takes to streamline your end-of-line productivity. For next generation packaging solutions that make a diff erence, visit www.beumergroup.com

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