SKOKIE, Ill. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine acknowledged Titan America plant in Medley, Florida, as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy & Environmental Awards honoring sustainable manufacturing practices. The plant was a finalist in the Outreach category. The Outreach category honors facilities that strive to enhance community, employee and government relations through innovative communications programs.
Titan America is readily involved with the local community. Titan America’s Pennsuco plant turned its environmental and social concerns to breast cancer awareness in October 2013 by painting part of its plant in pink. Site tours are offered to high school and college students where they have an opportunity to view the littoral shelf and wading birds area of the Pennsuco campus. Off-site presentations are often conducted as well.
In November 2013, the plant was recognized for their contributions to conservation education at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 25th Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation. Titan America demonstrated its continued commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Corporate Lands for Learning certification at the Pennsuco Complex.
The Energy & Environmental Awards honor individual cement facilities that exemplify the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this spirit with action. These plants go beyond government regulations and local laws to ensure that their processes contribute to making their communities better places to live and work. Five categories are recognized: outreach, environmental performance, land stewardship, innovation and energy efficiency. Additionally, PCA presents a special honor to a plant demonstrating excellence in multiple categories.
The award program was created in 2000 by the PCA as part of its environment and energy strategic plan for the U.S. cement industry. The awards honor activities conducted during the previous calendar year, and the program is open to any cement manufacturing plant in North America. Judges for the 2014 awards Program included representatives from U.S. EPA-ENERGY STAR, Wildlife Habitat Council, U.S. Geological Survey, World Wildlife Fund, and Cement Americas.
Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.