GCC Rapid City Plant Earns ENERGY STAR for Third Straight Year

GCC Rapid City Plant

GCC’s Rapid City Plant earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2022 ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency. This is the third consecutive year the Rapid City Plant won the prestigious certification. GCC’s Rapid City Plant was the only cement plant in South Dakota to qualify and one of only ten cement plants in the country to do so.

“GCC is proud to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Ron Henley, U.S. Division President. “We are committed to environmental stewardship while also lowering our costs through operational improvements in the efficient use of energy.”

Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights GCC’s status within the top 25% of cement plants in the nation. GCC’s Rapid City Plant improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization. It also worked at making cost-effective improvements to its plants. GCC’s Pueblo, Colorado, plant also earned an ENERGY STAR for the fifth consecutive year and was the only cement plant in that state to receive the prestigious award.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting the environment,” said Cindy Jacobs, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their operations more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”

ENERGY STAR began in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency. It started 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:

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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