200 Safety St. / Hwy 453
Holly Hill, SC 29059
The Holcim (US) Holly Hill plant opened in 1966, ready to supply much-needed cement to the Southeast. The plant has grown along with demand. In 2003, a single dry-process kiln replaced the plant's two wet-process kilns, boosting production to about 2 million metric tons of cement per year - nearly six times the plant's original output. Holly Hill's on-site natural resources contribute to its production efficiency. A quarry on the 3,700-acre plant property holds more than 70 percent of the raw materials needed for making cement.
The sustainable development philosophy of Holcim balances its commitments to people, the environment and the community while producing a high quality product. An industry innovator, the plant co-processes waste, that is, it recovers energy and minerals from waste such as scrap tires to replace some of the fossil fuels and mineral resources used in cement processing. Co-processing is a unique waste management service that destroys waste, diverting it from landfills and incinerators and incorporates the mineral and chemical components of the waste into a manufactured product - Portland cement. This type of recycling greatly reduces pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.
The Holly Hill plant was awarded the ENERGY STAR for the first time in 2010. Emphasis on variable speed drives, compressed air efficiency, and lighting greatly improved the plant's energy efficiency.