Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US Celebrates Centennial with Year-Long
Community Service Initiative
Employees Respond with Dedication and Vigor to Together for Communities
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 27, 2013
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Holcim (US) (www.holcim.us), one
of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral
components, and Aggregate Industries US (www.aggregate-us.com), a Holcim Group
Company, celebrated the centennial anniversary of their parent company, Holcim
Ltd in 2012. To mark the milestone, the company launched Together for
Communities, an initiative in which employees led local volunteer projects.
Together for Communities built on the Holcim mission and extends the values
that are essential to creating the highest quality products.
Over the course of the year employees contributed more than 34,600 volunteer
hours through a variety of projects. A combined 4,194 employees completed 263
"The Centennial provided an excellent opportunity to celebrate Holcim's values
of strength, performance and passion," said Filiberto Ruiz, president and
chief executive officer. "I am extremely proud of our team for the initiative
they took in planning and executing each project. Positively engaging with the
communities in which we operate has always been a cornerstone of Holcim's
mission and I am eager to see these relationships continue to grow."
Holcim (US) employees volunteered more than 17,800 hours of time and
participated in 134 projects. Many projects focused on needs specific to the
plants' locations such as the United Way Day of Caring, Washington County's
Homeless Resource Day and work at local food pantries. Other activities
focused on the environment, including work with the Pathfinder Regional Park,
the Mississippi River Clean Up, Antietam Creek Rubbish Roundup and the Million
Aggregate Industries US employees contributed more than 16,800 hours of
service to 129 projects. Many projects focused on education within the
community like Touch-a-Truck events, Quarry Tours and the ongoing relationship
forged with The Blind Center in Las Vegas. Other endeavors targeted
sustainability concerns, including work with the Michigan State Parks in
Allegan and Berry County, cleaning up the Anacostia River and revitalizing the
Peabody Independence Greenway.
Sustainable development and community engagement have been central to Holcim's
business philosophy since its foundation. As a result of Together for
Communities, both Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US forged stronger
relationships with local communities which provided opportunities for
About Holcim (US) Inc.
Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation's
leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim
(US) has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants
and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
About Aggregate Industries US
Aggregate Industries US is a leading provider of aggregate and construction
materials to markets in 18 states and more than 300 cities.
SOURCE Holcim (US) Inc.
Contact: Robin L. DeCarlo, +1-781-647-2364, Robin.Decarlo@holcim.com
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