Lehigh Cement, a Lehigh Hanson company, will close its Glens Falls, N.Y., cement plant next year due to the costs related to running an aging and smaller-scale plant, reported local media.
“The decision to halt production at a plant is always difficult,” said Lehigh Hanson Northeast Regional President Alex Car in a statement. “We are thankful for the dedication and efforts of our Glens Falls workforce over the years, and we will work to minimize the impacts to our employees and the community as much as possible.”
The plant employs a full-time staff of 85.
“We have no immediate plans for the property, but with this decision we will begin to develop a long-term strategy for the site with the goal of providing value to the company and the community,” Jeff Sieg, director of corporate communications for Lehigh Hanson, told The Post-Star.
Lehigh Cement’s Cementon, N.Y, plant will help supplement the lost output from the Glens Falls operation 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,” said Car.
The Glens Falls closure follows the recent announcement of Lehigh permanently shutting down the cement plant at its Permanente complex, located west of Cupertino, Calif.