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The Mitchell K4 project is the construction of a new cement plant by Lehigh Hanson to replace the current plant in Mitchell, Indiana, which is more than 50 years old. The new plant will utilize the latest in technology and environmental controls, create skilled job opportunities, and better support our existing customer base in the Midwest while also expanding our reach in this growing market.

The company is investing more than $600 million dollars to design and build the new plant which will use less energy and operate more efficiently. Approximately 50 new full-time jobs will be created as the result of the new plant and more than 1,000 construction positions will be available during the approximate four-year project span. There will also be enhanced technical training opportunities for employees once the new plant is completed.

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     Project Milestones


Blend silo pour began 12-8 and completed on 12-14. 1900 cubic yards of concrete was used in the erection of the silo. Silo stands at 170ft tall.


Preheater tower foundation was poured consisting of 3400 cubic yards of concrete. Once fully completed the Preheater tower will stand at 416ft.


Clinker dome inflation was successfully preformed. At 1:45pm the inflation process was started and was completed at 4:45pm.


During the past several years, Lehigh has worked with local and state officials to develop increased infrastructure surrounding the plant, which ultimately will benefit the new facility. This includes a road connecting the plant to IN-37, alleviating truck congestion from the center of town. Overall logistics will also change to accommodate additional rail activity to handle increased cement shipments from the plant. 


Lehigh Cement is committed to operating in a safe and responsible manner while  manufacturing and supplying sustainable cement products for our customers in Indiana and the Midwest market.