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Holcim US Expands Low-Carbon Cement Capacity with $20.5M Investment in Cement Storage Dome

FREMONT, NE — With the start of construction season approaching, Holcim US is making a $20.5 million investment in its Midwest operations to make cement available for area residential, commercial, and industrial developments. The recently added 116-foot cement storage dome in Fremont, Nebraska, west of Omaha, will expand capacity for Holcim's low-carbon ECOPlanet cement, used in developments such as the Seattle Spheres. The storage dome sits on 25 acres of land in Fremont and has capacity to store 50,000 tons of cement. Construction on the dome began in 2021, boosting local economic development and creating jobs at the terminal.

"Nebraska — Omaha in particular — and nearby Midwest cities are experiencing an influx of construction projects, with new infrastructure being introduced every day," said Patrick J. Cleary, Senior Vice President of Cement Sales at Holcim US. "We're proud to meet this local demand with local operations in one location and to support sustainably made products."

"Holcim and its products play an important role in state and local infrastructure," Fremont Mayor Joey Spellerberg said. "The company's investment in Fremont helps our community to continue to grow and the economy to expand."

With the Fremont storage dome, Holcim is meeting the Nebraska Department of Transportation's blended cement requirement to leverage the state's natural aggregate. The cement blended on site and distributed at the Fremont terminal adds natural pozzolan, a binding agent, to create a lower carbon product than traditional Portland cement. The combination of extra storage with the addition of new, more efficient rail capacity optimizes transportation between Fremont and Holcim's flagship plant in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri — the largest single-line kiln in the world.

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