Lehigh Hanson is investing more than $600 million in the construction of a new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. Using the latest in technology and environmental controls, the new plant will better serve our existing customer base in
the Midwest while also expanding our reach in this growing market. Notable economic and environmental benefits of this project include:
- Approximately 50 newly created full-time jobs at the plant
- More than 1,000 construction positions during the approximate four-year project span
- Enhanced technical training and growth opportunities for plant employees
- Improved environmental performance and a reduction in energy usage
- State-of-the-art technology to improve operating efficiencies
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.
GROWING WITH INDIANA
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.