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CEMEX Wampum Cement Plant
2001 Portland Park Road
Wampum, PA 16157
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CEMEX's Wampum Plant is the oldest, continuously operated Portland cement manufacturing site in the United States.  Located in western Pennsylvania, about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, the original plant began operations back in 1874.  A new plant was constructed in 1901. 2008 is the first year CEMEX Wampum plant has earned the ENERGY STAR.

 

Quality is a high priority at the plant, a tradition dating back to its beginning. When the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City was undergoing renovations in recent years, the contractor specified the cement used for the repairs must come from the Wampum plant, as it would be the same cement that was used in the original construction back in 1883.

 

The plant has an annual production capacity of 860,000 tons of cement and 835,000 tons of clinker. Its high quality cement products are distributed to counties in eastern Ohio, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and eastern Maryland.

 

The CEMEX Wampum plant successfully completed an environmental restoration project creating wetlands and re-establishing the ecosystem in the area of its completed quarry.  Using high-tech grading systems, the area was developed by planting tree seedlings, vegetation, doing wild life habitat enhancements and stocking with aquatic life including crayfish, snails, tadpoles, and over 4,000 fish.  These exemplary reclamation efforts demonstrate CEMEX's commitment to land stewardship.

  

CEMEX has a company wide Energy Management Program based on the ENERGY STAR guidelines.  Under this program, the Wampum plant has a Site Energy Team which helps the plant progressively apply good energy practices promoted by ENERGY STAR.  

 

The Wampum Plant was able to reduce its fuel consumption by about 13% during 2007 by using alternative fuels.  Overall heat consumption reduced by 90,000 MMBTU and specific heat consumption reduced by 2.25%, which represents a reduction of 8,000 tons/year of Green House gases.  This saved energy is sufficient to provide electricity to 2,500 US households for a year.

Year(s) Labeled:
2008, 2009

Facility Type:
Cement