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CEMEX celebrates 100th anniversary of Castillejo cement plant in Spain with members of the community

Date published: June 28, 2011

Over 700 people attended an event organized by CEMEX to celebrate the centennial of its Castillejo cement plant in Toledo, Spain. Employees, retirees, children, grandparents, CEMEX management, local government representatives, and current and former members of the local community around the plant were all on hand to celebrate this very special occasion.

CEMEX celebrates 100th anniversary of Castillejo cement plant in Spain with members of the community

Rarely does a plant stay open for such a long time, but a number of factors have worked in order to make it possible for the Castillejo plant. First and foremost is the commitment of its employees.

“I want to say that our number one priority as a company is our employees. Without them we would not be here celebrating this occasion. Nothing is more important for CEMEX than keeping them safe as they perform their jobs,” said Jaime Ruiz de Haro, President of CEMEX in Spain, during the ceremony.

Another important factor for the plant’s longevity is the fact that it has been constantly improving and renewing itself. Over the years, the Castillejo plant has kept step with CEMEX’s operations around the world in order to have the most modern production techniques, reduce its impact on the environment, improve energy efficiency, and incorporate best practices in recycling and alternative fuels. To coincide with this anniversary, CEMEX recently invested over 360,000 Euros to purchase a new burner for kiln 5.

“The plant we see today looks nothing like the one inaugurated on February 9, 1911, although history tells us that even back then it was a top-level facility. During these 100 years the technological advances of these installations have been impressive, especially during the past two decades,” said Ruiz de Haro.

CEMEX ensures that it is a good neighbor and an active and positive part of every community in which it operates. To meet this objective, and to move closer to its vision to build a smart world together with its stakeholders, the company seeks to minimize local impacts, develop strong long-term relationships with local community members, and contribute to socio-economic development wherever it operates.

CEMEX is proud to have been a part of this historic milestone.

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