US: Lehigh Hanson has announced the upcoming permanent closure of its Glen Falls cement plant in northeastern New York. Times Union News has reported that the producer has extended an offer of financial and job-hunting support to the plant’s 85 employees. A phased closure will commence in 2023. The company said that ‘changes to the competitive landscape within the context of a global cement industry’ partly informed its decision, in addition to the ‘small, aging and inefficient’ condition of operations at the plant. Lehigh Hanson’s Mitchell, Indiana, cement plant will cover the plant’s market in future.
Lehigh Hanson Northeast regional president Alex Car said “We are committed to continuing to supply our customers in the New England region. We have the available capacity to meet the current and future needs of our customers, even after the Glens Falls plant halts production.” Car added “We are thankful for the dedication and efforts of our Glens Falls workforce over the years and we will work to minimise the impacts to our employees and the community as much as possible.”
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