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01 November 2022

Chattanooga Plant Recipient of 2022 PCA Energy and Environment Award

Our Chattanooga Plant has won the 2022 Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship, which recognizes outstanding efforts to protect and enhance surrounding land and wildlife. The plant received this prestigious industry award for their Clayfield Lake Fish Management project.

The Clayfield Lake started as an inactive clay mine that was reclaimed into 23-acre lake.  The goal of the project was to improve species diversity and overall fish health in the Clayfield Lake. 

Plant staff working in conjunction with an American Fisheries Society Certified Fisheries Professional, developed a plan to improve the habitat for the various species of fish.  This was achieved through the introduction of structure, improved spawning habitat, and the enhancement of species diversity.  Project progress is measured through employee fishing days where the fish caught are logged by species, length and weight. Photos are taken to document the general health and well-being of the fish. The plant plans to host periodic Employee/Family Days to continue the monitoring of the fish. 

In support of the surrounding community, Buzzi Chattanooga has offered use of the lake to local Boy Scout troops to facilitate earning badges and schools to foster learning opportunities.

Danny Jennings, Chattanooga Plant Environmental Engineer commented, “Being recognized by your industry trade group makes the award even more satisfying. None of this would have been possible without the support of Plant Manager David Puzan and our Corporate Management team.”

01 November 2022

Nashville Terminal receives the 2022 PCA Safety Innovation Award

Buzzi Unicem USA’s Nashville Terminal has received the 2022 PCA Safety Innovation Award.  The PCA Safety Innovation Awards recognize creative safety enhancing projects in the cement industry. The winners are determined by a panel of judges that evaluate projects from across the country in five categories: distribution, pyroprocessing, general facility, quarry and mine, and milling and grinding.

 

The award recognized the Nashville terminal’s project to facilitate safer access between bargesThe terminal fabricated a bridge platform to allow for safe and easy access between both of their barges. This upgrade eliminated the need to walk on the edge of one barge to access the other, and significantly reduced associated slip and fall hazards.

21 June 2022

Chattanooga Plant Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation announced the winners of the 2022 Awards at their annual Conservation Conference held on June 14-15. The annual WHC Awards recognize programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in corporate conservation and recognize both national and international companies across a variety of industry sectors.  This year, WHC presented the Other Species Project Award to the Buzzi Unicem USA, Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant, for its Clayfield Lake Fish Management Project.  The Other Species Project Award is awarded to a project that is adaptively managed and demonstrates adequate monitoring of targeted species and at least one associated factor (e.g. food sources).

The Chattanooga Plant has worked for the past few years to improve the health and size of the fish population in the Clayfield Lake on plant owned property located on the Tennessee River by improving habitat and species diversity in the lake.  As a flooded former clay excavation site, the lake provided limited naturally occurring structure to support a healthy fish population.  The project focused on placement of felled trees, cut shrubbery/trees, and other aquatic habitat enhancement structures, as well as, stocking native fish species to improve food availability. During employee fishing days, the fish species length and weight, were recorded. This data was used to measure the relative health of the fish in the lake and to help determine the best courses of action to improve the fish habitat in the lake, and ultimately the health of the fish population.  The project achieved Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification in 2021. 

“We’re honored to recognize the outstanding achievements of WHC members,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “The companies, programs and employees around the world we salute with WHC Awards represent the importance of nature-based solutions on corporate lands. These solutions are vital to solve the biodiversity and climate crises and our members are at the forefront of this challenge. It is an honor to recognize many leaders in corporate conservation through the WHC Awards.”

 

04 May 2022

The Cape Girardeau (MO) Plant Receives Legislative Recognition of Safety Achievement

On April 12, 2022, the Cape Girardeau Plant received a Resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives recognizing several recent achievements, most notably receipt of the Buzzi Unicem USA's 2021 Champions of Safety Award.   The Champions of Safety Award is granted to the BUU Plant that exhibits superior safety performance in the areas of injury prevention, regulatory compliance, employee involvement, sustainability and public relations. This resolution was possible thanks to the efforts of Missouri Congressman Jamie Burger (District No. 148), and Cape Girardeau now proudly displays the "travelling" Champions of Safety trophy and the Resolution plaque at the facility.

17 March 2022

Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company announce changes to production of Portland Cement at its U.S. operations

Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company announce changes to production of Portland Cement at its U.S. operations

 

BETHLEHEM, PA March 17, 2022:

 

In keeping with their commitment to the environment and the Portland Cement Association’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, Massimo Toso, President and CEO of Buzzi Unicem USA Inc. and President and CEO of Alamo Cement Company, announces the following changes:

 

“By the end of 2022, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company will implement full conversion from traditional ASTM C150 Type I and II cements (OPC) to ASTM C595 Type IL (PLC) cement. The conversion begins with our plants in Cape Girardeau and Festus, Missouri; Greencastle, Indiana; Maryneal, Texas; and Pryor, Oklahoma, making the transition to Type IL (PLC) by the end of Q1 2022. Alamo Cement Company in San Antonio, Texas, will complete its transition by mid-2022 followed by our Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant in Q3 2022. And finally, our Stockertown, Pennsylvania, plant will fully convert by year end. Type IL (PLC) cement can reduce the CO2 emissions up to 15% in comparison with traditional cement.

 

With these changes, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement are supporting the cement industry’s goal of reducing carbon emission intensity.”

 

Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company

Buzzi Unicem USA, part of the Buzzi Unicem group, is one of the leading cement manufacturing companies in the USA. Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Buzzi Unicem USA serves the Midwest, Southwest, Northeast and Southeast sections of the country.

 

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Alamo Cement Company is wholly controlled by Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.  The Company operates with a remarkable vertical integration in the ready-mix concrete and natural aggregates sector through 78 batching plants and four aggregates quarries.

 

With over 2,200 valued employees, the companies operate 8 cement plants, with a production capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons, and 36 cement terminals across the country, which distribute its cement products to over 20 states. Together Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company supply portland and masonry cement products to more than 3,800 customers in the construction industry.

30 December 2021

Buzzi Unicem USA Cape Girardeau Plant Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Buzzi Unicem USA continues to demonstrate its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its Youth Fishing Days and White-tailed Deer Management projects at the Cape Girardeau plant in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Under these projects, representatives from the Missouri Department of Conservation as well as current and retired Buzzi employees provide instruction on fishing techniques, fish identification, and wildlife conservation at the plants Marquette Lake.  The Cape Girardeau plant has also installed trail cameras to compile an inventory of wildlife in various habitats and having employees complete survey cards documenting wildlife sightings made while using the lake and surrounding land.

“The Youth Fishing Days and White-tailed Deer Management projects are recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like Buzzi Unicem USA, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”

Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through their Conservation Certification programs, taking corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translating them into tangible and measurable actions. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 47 states and 28 countries.