Texas Lehigh to Open Slag Facility

Texas Lehigh Cement Co., a 50/50 joint venture between Heidelberg Materials North America and Eagle Materials, will begin production at a new slag cement facility in Houston this summer.  

Construction of the facility is substantially complete; once finished, the plant is expected to have an annual manufacturing capacity of 500,000 tons to supplement Texas Lehigh’s cement manufacturing plant in Buda, Texas. 

With this expansion, Texas Lehigh strengthens its footprint in the Lonestar State to better meet the increasing demand for cementitious materials more broadly and to reduce the carbon intensity of its overall product portfolio. 

Photo: Heidelberg Materials North America

Michael Haack, president and CEO of Eagle Materials, said that the new plant is an important step for Eagle to extend its “ability to meet the demand needs of our customers in a fast-growing market like Texas, especially as other cementitious alternatives like fly ash diminish in availability.”

Chris Hobby, president of Heidelberg Materials North America’s Southwest Region and board member for Texas Lehigh, added, “Heidelberg Materials North America’s investment in Texas Lehigh Cement Company’s new slag facility is aligned with our ambitious sustainability goals and our commitment to significantly reduce our own carbon footprint by 2030.”

In addition to the Buda cement plant, Texas Lehigh also operates distribution facilities throughout north, central and south Texas.

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