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LafargeHolcim now being rebranded as Holcim US

Apr 10, 2022 12:30 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media that the parent company of the LafarargeHolcim cement plant on Route 9W is being rebranded with the new name of Holcim US, the company announced in a statement April 7. The company will focus on building “smarter infrastructure” and pursuing green climate initiatives, according to a company statement. Jay Moreau, CEO of Holcim US Aggregates and Construction Materials said, “We’re coming together as one team to accomplish ambitious goals in sustainability and innovation, and to deliver on the value proposition for us and our stakeholders.” Coeymans Town Supervisor George McHugh said he has been in regular contact with the local plant manager and supports the company’s changes. “We are excited to see these changes, especially as the local plant becomes greener and focuses on the goal of net-zero carbon emissions and improved environmental and living conditions for the residents of Coeymans and the surrounding area,” he said. Ravena Mayor Bill Misuraca said he has had “zero communication” from the company about any changes the rebranding might bring to the local community. In the past year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation withdrew authorization for the plant to burn tires for fuel at the facility, which had not yet been implemented but was being planned for. The company also reached an $850,000 settlement with the state in 2021 resolving alleged environmental violations at that location between 2015 and 2019. There were two fires at the facility April 3 that brought out many area fire-fighting units. Formerly known as Lafarge, the plant was renamed LafargeHolcim after the two companies merged in 2015. Read the full story at TheUpstater [dot] com.

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