Cemex received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to conserving energy and land stewardship at its Victorville Cement Plant, which has served the California High Desert community for more than 100 years.
Cemex representatives were presented with the award during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration just south of Los Angeles in front of more than 350 Southern California business owners, community leaders and elected officials.
“Cemex considers energy usage and the environment at all of our operations,” said Eric Wittmann, Cemex USA regional president – West Region. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the hard work we do each day. Conserving energy is not only the right thing to do, but it is our responsibility to do it.”
“At Cemex, we are always looking for ways to improve our energy usage at our cement plants,” said Dr. Hugo Bolio, Cemex USA’s executive vice president – cement operations and technology. “We care about the communities in which we live and operate, and by using less energy we have a positive impact on them and the environment.”
The Victorville Cement Plant was among four Cemex cement plants to achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Certification for 2017.
Other Cemex operations in Southern California have recently been recognized for their commitment to energy conservation. Terminals located in La Mirada and San Diego, also achieved the Energy Challenge for Industry for reducing their energy consumption by more than 10 percent.