Roanoke Cement Company LLC is recognized in the community and within the industry for its clean manufacturing practices, conservation of energy and resources and its outstanding safety record. Roanoke Cement and its employees are committed to being good neighbors in the community and careful stewards of the environment. The only active cement plant in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Roanoke Cement is an Energy Star® Partner and the recipient of a number of environmental, industry and safety awards.
Energy Star® Award
Roanoke Cement received the Energy Star Award every year from 2007 to 2012. ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping families and businesses save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Energy Star® Partner
In February 2009, Roanoke Cement announced that it had entered into partnership with the U.S. EPA and the Department of Energy. As a condition of the partnership, Titan America agrees to submit to independent monitoring of its energy efficiency. This includes base lining, tacking and benchmarking the company's energy performance, using tools offered through Energy Star®.
Virginia Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence
In April 2009, Roanoke Cement was honored with the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for Land Conservation. The company was recognized for its dedication, continued open access and upkeep of the Andy Layne Memorial Trail, as well as for continued stewardship of Catawba Creek. The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia gave the keynote speech and noted that the award is given to the leaders in the Commonwealth who have made an outstanding contribution toward protecting and conserving the environment and whose actions have benefitted the health and welfare of Virginia's communities and the State as a whole.
PCA Overall Environmental Excellence Award
Awarded in April, 2009, this is the highest environmental recognition awarded by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas Magazine. The PCA presents the Overall Environmental Excellence Award to a plant demonstrating merit in the five categories it recognizes: Outreach, Environmental Performance, Land Stewardship, Innovation and Energy Efficiency. In addition to accepting this honor, the Roanoke Cement was a PCA Finalist in the Environmental Performances category and was a runner-up in the Energy Efficiency category. In 2007, Roanoke Cement was a PCA Finalist for Land Stewardship and Overall Environmental Program.
2008 Chapter Service Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The American Institute of Architects has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA.
Cool Cities Coalition “Cool Citizen Award”
Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition recognized Roanoke Cement as a winner of the "Cool Citizen Awards" in May of 2009. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, and companies that have had the greatest impact toward reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are recognized to be a principal cause of global climate change. This year's awards recognize work that has been done since the inception of the Coalition (2006) through the present.
Roanoke Cement was cited for its $12,000 grant to support measurement of community and government carbon footprints for Roanoke County and the City of Salem. The company reduced its own electricity use by approximately 6% in 2008 and received an Energy Star citation for energy savings.
Roanoke Cement’s products include a variety of bulk and packaged portland and masonry products. Bulk products are distributed through a series of strategically-located distribution terminals in Virginia and North Carolina; the packaged products are available through a network of distributors.
Roanoke Cement is proud to have been named one of only ten cement plants across the U.S. to receive the 2007 Energy Star for superior energy efficiency. Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The only active cement plant in Virginia, Roanoke Cement competed against 118 other plants in the United States to be ranked in the EPA’s “Top Performing Plants.”
Following its modernization in the mid 1990s, the plant received the Governor's Environmental Award and hosted the 1999 IEEE Conference. The Roanoke plant's annual production is more than 1.3 million tons.