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January 10, 2007 12:36 PM CST

Holcim's Theodore Plant Wins National Corporate Citizenship Award

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The Holcim (U.S.) Theodore Plant in Alabama was recognized by the Council of State Governments (CSG) as winner of the 2006 CSG Associates Award for corporate citizenship. The Holcim plant and its leadership were honored for their ongoing commitment to helping the community near the plant rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

The CSG award was presented to Holcim Plant Manager Joe McFalls by Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry. During remarks, Henry highlighted two specific projects Holcim undertook to help the community rebuild.

The first project Holcim worked on was the rebuilding of a rural health clinic in Bayou La Batre. The clinic, which serves low-income residents in the Theodore community, was destroyed by the hurricane. Although it was rebuilt, the clinic later suffered more damage when it burned down the day before its scheduled re-opening.

In addition to Holcim's work on the clinic, company officials also coordinated with the local Habitat for Humanity office to support efforts to build new homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Holcim, in partnership with other local industries, arranged to have the concrete donated for all 11 Habitat for Humanity houses being built in the Belwood subdivision in Theodore. Holcim employees also provided volunteer labor on the building projects.

In addition to being recognized for its outstanding commitment to community, Holcim Ltd was recently named "Leader of the Industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and acknowledged as the company with the best sustainability performance in the building materials industry for the second year in succession. This renewed recognition underscores the fact that Holcim's sustainability performance satisfies the high expectations placed on global corporations. Holcim has been included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (Europe) for four years.


About the Author

Holcim (US), Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) has approximately 2,000 employees and operates 13 manufacturing plants and 70 distribution facilities in the United States. For more information about Holcim (US), Inc. visit www.holcim.us.

 

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