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PCA Announces 2021 Energy and Environment Award Laureates

PCA Announces 2021 Energy and Environment Award Winners

Washington, D.C., December 2, 2021 (GLOBE NewSWIRE) — The Portland Cement Association announced the 2021 Energy and Environment Awards winners. These awards recognize outstanding community relations and environmental initiatives that go beyond what is expected. All submissions from plants in the U.S. were reviewed and honored for their environmental efforts in 2020.

Michael Ireland, PCA President and CEO, stated that America’s cement producers continue to invest in research and development of innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint. These achievements and the industry’s commitment to carbon neutrality throughout the value chain show PCA members’ dedication to energy efficiency, and a more sustainable future.

Recognized for being the Winner for Energy Efficiency

CalPortland Mojave Cement Plant in Mojave, California

CalPortland Mojave Cement Plant Energy Team has been active in the modification and upgrading of their vertical roller mill. A recent upgrade of the mill separator and addition of a supervisory system control system was carried out in an effort to increase the energy efficiency. Further testing revealed that the team could address the possibility of mill overflow and shut down by making additional modifications, including a bottom-hopper cone on each cyclone and a replacement for the mill fan housing.

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About CalPortland

CalPortland Company, a major producer of cement and ready-mixed concrete, aggregates concrete products and asphalt in Canada and the Western United States, is a leading producer. CalPortland was founded in 1891. It is a leader in the industry for its commitment to quality and safety, customer service excellence, technical excellence, and environmental leadership. The headquarters of the company is located in Glendora (California). Visit for more information about CalPortland Company.

About the PCA

The Portland Cement Association, founded in 1916, provides the most comprehensive policy, research and education services for America’s cement producers. The majority of U.S. concrete production capacity is represented by PCA members. They have facilities across the country. The association promotes safety, sustainability and innovation in all areas of construction, fosters continuous improvements in cement manufacturing and distribution, and promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investments. Visit to find out more.

  • PCA Energy & Environment Awards for 2021
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