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CEMEX Demopolis Cement Plant
1617 Arcola Road
Demopolis, AL 36732
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The Demopolis cement manufacturing facility has been a cornerstone in the local and regional area for more than a century. Today, CEMEX Demopolis employs around 100 local men and women and provides an annual payroll of about $6.5 million. In addition to the more than $700,000 in local and county taxes, the plant provides an infusion of economic support to the area. It does approximately $30 million worth of business annually with local suppliers, contractors and companies.

 

The original plant began operation in 1901 and was rebuilt in the mid 1970s. New quarry operations began in the early 1990s and the existing quarry is in the current process of being restored to natural wildlife conditions.  Demopolis cement is used in everything from the roads Alabamians drive on to work, to the schools where their children attend classes, to the hospital or government buildings serving their communities.

 

CEMEX Demopolis employees are proud to provide the cement that will be used to construct the world's largest steel mill, which will be located in Mobile, AL.  Other projects of notoriety include additions to both Alabama and Auburn football stadiums, Interstate 55 paving in Mississippi, and numerous condominium projects along the coast line of Florida and Alabama.

 

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

 

CEMEX Demopolis earned the ENERGY STAR for the first time in 2009.  Some of the energy conservation efforts of the Demopolis plant include:

 

?         Upgrade existing equipment to reduce energy and environmental emissions

?         Finish Mills power consumption improvement

?         Increase the use of authorized alternative fuels

?         Reduce air infiltration in raw material grinding and kiln systems

?         Improve kiln efficiency through the reduction of false air and coordinating other operational methods

?         Shut off unloaded equipment automatically

 

As a result of the above-mentioned energy conservation measures, the plant has been able to save 66,630 MMBTU of thermal energy and 5.6 Million of kWh of electrical energy.

 

Year(s) Labeled:
2009, 2010, 2011

Facility Type:
Cement