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09/14/10 - Titan America Honored by Commonwealth of Virginia

Norfolk, Va. – Virginia Delegate Lacey Putney recently presented a copy of House Joint Resolution No. 186 to Titan America officials at a ceremony held at the Roanoke Cement plant campus in Troutville, Virginia. Along with Titan America executives, officials from Botetourt County and the Commonwealth of Virginia were in attendance, including Senator Ralph Smith, Delegate Bill Cleveland, and Steve Clinton and Gerald Burgess from the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. Plant tours and a buffet lunch followed the ceremony.

The Resolution was presented to Titan America as "an expression of the General Assembly's gratitude for the company's many contributions to the economic growth and prosperity of the Commonwealth, leadership in environmental excellence, and best wishes for continued success in the future."

Joint House Resolution No. 186, passed by the General Assembly in January, recognizes Titan America for a number of outstanding contributions to the Commonwealth, including exemplary leadership in clean manufacturing processes, energy efficiencies and safety; winning several 2009 environmental awards; fulfilling responsibilities as a designated EnergyStar Partner®; and excellent corporate citizenship.

"It takes the entire team to receive recognition of this magnitude so every employee has good reason to feel proud. Safety, environmental excellence, conservation, energy efficiencies – they are top considerations in everything we do," said Robert Sells, Titan America’s Mid-Atlantic Business Unit President. Sells continued, "The legislature of Virginia’s Commonwealth has shown much support for our industry and they’ve worked hard on our behalf – we appreciate that."

Roanoke Cement, an EPA Energy Star® Partner, was the 2009 recipient of numerous environmental awards for energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, including the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, the PCA’s Award for Overall Environmental Excellent Award, the Roanoke Valley Cool Citizens Award and multiple safety awards. Additionally, Titan America’s parent company, Titan Cement Company, was recently voted one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies for Leaders and was recognized as a leader in corporate social responsibility.

Titan America LLC, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is the premier heavy building materials producer in the eastern United States. Titan America’s products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash beneficiation. Its parent company, Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a group of companies committed to sustainable and socially responsible business practices.