Lehigh Hanson Invests $600M to Upgrade Cement PlantLehigh Hanson Invests $600M to Upgrade Cement Plant
July 13, 2018
Building materials and aggregates firm Lehigh Hanson Inc.announced plans Thursday to invest more than $600 million to upgrade its Mitchell, IN cement plant. The company said the project at the Lehigh Cement Company plant will boost the site’s capacity while lowering its energy use and emissions.
“The modernization of the Mitchell plant will enable us to produce cement more efficiently and sustainably through the use of state-of-the-art technology and the latest environmental controls systems,” the firm’s president and chief executive officer, John Morrish, said in a press release. “The capabilities of the new plant will enable us to better serve our existing customer base in the Midwest while expanding our reach in this growing market.”
Projected to create 50 new full-time jobs, the plan for the Mitchell plant is the largest expansion and modernization project the company has taken on in North America, according to the Irving, TX-based company.
The plant’s location is situated on top of a large supply of limestone, making Mitchell an ideal location for the company to expand its cement production activities.
Lehigh Hanson said it is currently working with state officials to secure air permits. Construction is slated to begin in 2020 with the new assets becoming operational by the end of 2022.
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