GCC Rapid City Plant Earns ENERGY STAR for Fourth Straight Year

GCC Rapid City PlantThe GCC Rapid City Plant earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2023 ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency. This is the fourth consecutive year the Rapid City Plant earned the prestigious certification, reflecting our commitment to energy efficiency and reduced emissions.

“ENERGY STAR certification highlights GCC’s status within the top 25 percent of cement plants in the nation concerning energy performance,” said Ron Henley, GCC’s U.S. Division President. “We are committed to
environmental stewardship while also lowering our costs through operational improvements in the efficient
use of energy.”

GCC improved its energy performance by managing energy and investing strategically across the entire organization. To earn the ENERGY STAR, GCC enhanced efficiency at the Rapid City Plant by upgrading its preheater. They also improved their kiln combustion efficiency. They also continued adopting alternative fuels, reducing CO2 emissions while maintaining optimal energy use. This reflects GCC’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

GCC’s Pueblo, Colorado, plant also earned an ENERGY STAR for the sixth consecutive year and was the only cement plant in Colorado to receive the prestigious award. This achievement places GCC among the country’s eleven ENERGY STAR-certified cement plants.

“Improving the energy performance of our nation’s industrial plants is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Cindy Jacobs. Jacobs is the Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “EPA applauds the commitment to energy efficiency demonstrated by ENERGY STAR certified plants.”

The EPA introduced ENERGY STAR by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have earned the ENERGY STAR.

For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: energystar.gov/plants

About GCC

GCC is a leading supplier and producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and construction‐related services in the United States, Latin America and Canada. Annual cement production capacity is 5.8 million metric tons. The company employs approximately 3,000 people in the U.S. (Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming) and also has employees in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Founded in 1941, the Company’s shares are on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GCC.


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