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Titan's Pennsuco plant in Medley, Fla. is one of only three cement plants in the U.S. to be Energy Star-certified.

Titan America

Titan America

  • Titan's Pennsuco plant in Medley, Fla. is one of only three cement plants in the U.S. to be Energy Star-certified.

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    Titan's Pennsuco plant in Medley, Fla. is one of only three cement plants in the U.S. to be Energy Star-certified.

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    Trevor Rosecrans

    Titan's Pennsuco plant in Medley, Fla. is one of only three cement plants in the U.S. to be Energy Star-certified.

  • The Pennsuco plant is one of Titan's multiple Florida locations and one of the company's two American cement plants. The other is located in Roanoke, Va.

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    The Pennsuco plant is one of Titan's multiple Florida locations and one of the company's two American cement plants. The other is located in Roanoke, Va.

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    Trevor Rosecrans

    The Pennsuco plant is one of Titan's multiple Florida locations and one of the company's two American cement plants. The other is located in Roanoke, Va.

  • The Pennsuco cement plant, seen here by night, was recently recognized at the 2013 Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards for its dedication to energy efficiency.

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    The Pennsuco cement plant, seen here by night, was recently recognized at the 2013 Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards for its dedication to energy efficiency.

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    Trevor Rosecrans

    The Pennsuco cement plant, seen here by night, was recently recognized at the 2013 Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards for its dedication to energy efficiency.

  • The Pennsuco plant, from another angle. The NRMCA recently honored several Titan America locations for outstanding environmental practices.

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    The Pennsuco plant, from another angle. The NRMCA recently honored several Titan America locations for outstanding environmental practices.

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    Ayis Mikrakis

    The Pennsuco plant, from another angle. The NRMCA recently honored several Titan America locations for outstanding environmental practices.

  • The Miami plant seen from outside the perimeter. Titans numerous plants across the eastern seaboard supply aggregates, ready mix, concrete block, and fly ash.

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    The Miami plant seen from outside the perimeter. Titans numerous plants across the eastern seaboard supply aggregates, ready mix, concrete block, and fly ash.

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    Ayis Mikrakis

    The Miami plant seen from outside the perimeter. Titan’s numerous plants across the eastern seaboard supply aggregates, ready mix, concrete block, and fly ash.

  • Titan America's appropriately-named truck, Pinky, was painted its titular color in support of the Pink Ribbon foundation.

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    Titan America's appropriately-named truck, Pinky, was painted its titular color in support of the Pink Ribbon foundation.

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    Kate McClain

    Titan America's appropriately-named truck, Pinky, was painted its titular color in support of the Pink Ribbon foundation.

A century of product expertise is only one of Titan America’s strengths. The vertically integrated producer takes pride in its social initiatives, including environmental issues, community outreach, and wildlife preservation.

The U.S. subsidiary of Greek Titan Cement Co., with cement, aggregate, and ready-mix operations around the world, is headquartered in Norfolk, Va. Titan America has nearly 2000 employees, and operates in nine states and eastern Canada.

Timothy Kuebler, Titan America’s chief government affairs officer, explains the company’s mission: “We are fostering policy change that lends itself to utilizing sustainable concrete. This will improve our society, our environment, and our economy. We need our elected officials to think harder about the choices we are making in our built environment…Are they long lasting, safe, and efficient?”

It’s a goal that Titan works diligently to fulfill. Its Roanoke Cement Co. and Pennsuco Cement plants have been Energy Star-certified by the EPA, and both were recognized in the PCA’s 2013 Cement Industry Awards program for their community outreach efforts.

But Titan doesn’t stop at energy efficiency. The producer has implemented programs to protect the wildlife surrounding its plants. The Roanoke and Pennsuco plants have partnered with Trout Unlimited and Virginia Save Our Streams to educate the community about preserving wildlife habitats.

Along with its numerous social initiatives and in the wake of the recent economic downturn, Titan saw an opportunity to take a more proactive strategy for garnering business. So it developed the Titan Advocacy team, a group of employees that promotes sustainable development through concrete materials. Only 6% of American roads are concrete-paved, so part of the team’s goal is to educate policy-makers about the sustainable, and increasingly economic, advantages of concrete.

“We are not waiting for the future to come,” says Ayis Mikrakis, a Titan advocate. “Rather, we are driving the future.”

Visit here to read about Titan’s certified sustainable concrete plants.