CalPortland has been recognized by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for its outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2021 Energy and Environment (E&E) Awards after reviewing submissions from plants across the U.S. were  

The CalPortland Mojave Cement Plant was recognized for its achievements in modifying and upgrading its vertical roller mill (VRM). Intent on increasing the energy efficiency of the VRM, a recent upgrade was performed on the mill separator and the addition of a supervisory process control system.

Additional testing led the team to address the potential of mill overflow and shutdown by adding additional modifications including a bottom hopper cone on each of the cyclones and a replacement of the mill fan housing.

“America’s cement manufacturers continue to focus on researching and developing new and innovative ways to reduce environmental footprint,” said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland.

 “These accomplishments and industry commitment to carbon neutrality across the entire value chain demonstrate PCA members dedication to energy efficiency and a more sustainable future.”

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CalPortland is a major producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. It remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence, and environmental leadership.

CalPortland is also a charter member of the Northwest Cement Council.

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