Heidelberg Materials celebrated the opening of its new cement plant in Mitchell, IN with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. 

The state-of-the-art facility will be the second-largest cement plant in North America and one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable ever built. Heidelberg Materials management from around the world joined federal, state and local leaders to officially cut the ribbon on the historic investment in Lawrence County. 

Chris Ward, President and CEO of Heidelberg Materials North America, addressed the project’s focus on sustainability, saying, “The plant will reduce clinker production carbon dioxide emissions per ton of product by almost 30%, mainly through operating on natural gas. Our investment in the Mitchell facility helps us lower our carbon footprint while serving the growing demand for more sustainable products in this key market.”   

The Mitchell plant will be capable of producing more than 2.4 million tons of cement a year and is expected to help address U.S. cement supply chain constraints.  

Learn more about the plant here