Heidelberg Materials, Eagle partner on new slag facility

By |  April 9, 2024

Logos: Texas Lehigh Cement Co., Heidelberg Materials, Eagle Materials

Texas Lehigh Cement Co., a joint-venture between Heidelberg Materials North America and Eagle Materials, will begin production at a new slag cement facility in Houston this summer.

According to Heidelberg Materials, construction of the slag cement facility is largely complete. The new plant is expected to have an annual manufacturing capacity of about 500,000 tons to supplement the Texas Lehigh cement manufacturing plant in Buda, Texas.

“Heidelberg Materials North America’s investment in Texas Lehigh Cement Co.’s new slag facility is aligned with our ambitious sustainability goals and our commitment to significantly reduce our own carbon footprint by 2030,” says Chris Hobby, president of Heidelberg Materials North America’s Southwest Region and board member for Texas Lehigh Cement. “The start-up of this new plant will enable the Texas Lehigh Cement Co. to broaden its support for sustainable and resilient construction projects throughout the state of Texas.”

Eagle Materials’ Michael Haack also reflected on the slag facility.

“Today’s announcement is an important step for Eagle Materials in extending our ability to meet the demand needs of our customers in a fast-growing market like Texas, especially as other cementitious alternatives like fly ash diminish in availability,” says Haack, president and CEO of Eagle Materials. “We are committed to continued progress across our environmental stewardship initiatives, and the new Texas Lehigh Cement Co. slag facility is another exciting step toward increasing the sustainability of our business.”

Related: Heidelberg Materials expands slag cement plant in Florida

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