The Holcim Midlothian cement plant has been a proud part of this community for more than 30 years. Our cement is used to develop critical infrastructure for communities as well as home and commercial construction that supports local and regional economic growth.
The Midlothian plant has submitted a request to TCEQ to amend our current permit. This amendment would allow us to use the most economical and efficient mix of fuel sources to continue to produce cement that is competitively priced and meets all environmental regulations. We are aware of recent comments regarding our permit application request to TCEQ and wish to present a factual statement regarding our fuel sources.
Petroleum coke, also known as petcoke, is only one of the fuel sources used at the Midlothian cement plant. Other fuels used include natural gas, coal and alternative fuels such as waste tires that would otherwise be landfilled.
At Holcim, we have a global commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and run sustainable operations. We are committed to producing quality cement that is crucial to the economy of North Texas, and to do so in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state environmental regulations that have long been established to protect human health and the environment.
We live here in Midlothian, so we take our responsibility to protect our environment and the health and safety of our 150 employees and our community very seriously.
Michel Moser, Plant Manager/Midlothian