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June 6, 2014

Holcim US Inc. to invest $100 million on Ada cement plant modernization

Ada — Holcim US Inc. has plans to invest $100 million in a modernization of its Ada cement plant,  Robin DeCarlo, vice president of Holcim corporate communications,  told The Ada News exclusively Friday.

The company, one of the largest suppliers of portland, blended cements and related mineral components in the United States, submitted an application for a permit to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality earlier this week and expects to begin upgrading its facilities in Ada between October and December 2014.

“We can’t start without a permit from DEQ,” DeCarlo said. She didn’t release many specific details about the modernization but indicated it would include upgrading the kiln line. DeCarlo said the company will release more details once the permit hurdle has been cleared.

“We are expecting there will be approximately 250 temporary jobs during the modernization phase, which will have a direct and positive impact on the Ada economy,” said DeCarlo. “The modernization will increase our plant’s capacity in Ada by about 20 percent.”

Ada business leaders have indicated this will be one of the largest projects — if not the largest — in Oklahoma this year. Holcim US Inc. has facilities across the country, with its corporate headquarters located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. See more in Sunday's edition of The Ada News.

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