Drake Cement LLC has received an Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
This is the first time that designation has been given to the company. The plant is about 26 miles north of Prescott, just north of the rural community of Paulden on state Route 89. Towering chimney stacks are visible on the east side of the highway.
Certification is reserved for companies that perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. Such firms must meet strict EPA-established energy efficiency performance standards.
“Drake is pleased to accept EPA’s Energy Star certification in recognition of our efforts,” Enrique Rozas, president and CEO of Drake Cement, said. “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while at the same time lowering our energy costs.”
The Drake plant opened in June 2011. It produces two kinds of cement — one for general use and the other with a low-alkaline content. Both are forms of Portland cement and are manufactured in a “closed loop” system. Virtually no emissions or particulate matter enters the atmosphere.
More information about Drake Cement is available at www.drakeus.com.