Holcim US Makes Colorado Acquisition; Green Power Commitment

Holcim US announced it has acquired a new aggregate operation from J-2 Contracting Co., one of Colorado’s premier general contractors. With this strategic transaction, Holcim gains a large volume of high-quality aggregate reserves and strengthens its place as a long-term, reliable aggregate supplier in Colorado, one of its fastest-growing markets in the United States.

The deal includes substantial aggregate reserves in the form of a fully permitted and operational sand and gravel site near Greeley, Colo., which Holcim will name the Scout Island facility. A full range of screened, crushed and washed construction aggregate products are currently mined and sold at the site, seamlessly aligning with Holcim’s focus on building a greener future.

“The addition of this operation ensures we will continue to provide remarkable products, spanning dozens of applications, ranging from ready-mixed and precast concrete, asphalt and base material for street and road construction for years to come across the region,” said Chance Allen, head, Mountain Region at Holcim. “We welcome several full-time employees into Holcim with this transaction who will help us continue to build our footprint in the rapidly growing Colorado construction market.”

As part of the transaction, the operations will be managed by Nicholas Lott, general manager, West Central Region.

Holcim US also announced that it has entered into its first virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) linked to renewable energy generation. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) VPPA means that at least 38% of its total power consumption at all of its production facilities in Texas is now from wind generation. The agreement complements its ongoing investment in on-site renewable energy generation, participation in community solar farms and significant gains from electrical efficiency investments.

“Holcim US is driving forward momentum to meet our Green Growth Strategy goals by incorporating new technologies and processes at every level,” said Atl Martinez, vice president, procurement, Holcim North America. “We’re increasing the energy efficiency of our operations to use less energy while accomplishing more. From our largest cement plants to our aggregate sites, terminal sites and offices, we’re looking at our full environmental impact and optimizing in every area we can.”

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