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CEMEX celebrates a century of service at Kollenbach cement plant in Germany

Date published: August 4, 2011

CEMEX in Germany recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Kollenbach cement plant in Beckum, Germany. To commemorate the centennial, the company opened the factory gates for the citizens of Beckum, CEMEX employees, and their families to enjoy an event filled with fun and festivities.

CEMEX celebrates a century of service at Kollenbach cement plant in Germany

The Beckum-Kollenbach plant was founded in 1911, built in 1912, and shipped its first railway carriage of cement on March 15, 1913. With this shipment, the plant began a history of technical innovations in both production and the environment, some of which were groundbreaking for the entire cement industry.

In his address to the celebrants, including the mayor of Beckum and a member of the Bundestag, Eric Wittman, President of CEMEX in Germany, emphasized that, “CEMEX takes a very high stand with regard to sustainability and environmental protection. It pursues a strategy that is binding for the entire corporation—environmentally friendly production, conservation of natural resources, and the highest industrial safety standards. The company’s plant has been an integral part of Beckum and this region for one hundred years, and CEMEX looks forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come.”

CEMEX works with neighboring communities before, during, and after it begins operations to improve their understanding of the company’s business. To this end, the company participates with communicates openly and directly to build trust and address their concerns.

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