Environment + Energy Leader – Valmont Opens Concrete Manufacturing Facility Powered with Self-Generated Clean Energy

Valmont Industries, one of the largest producers of utility structures in North America, is opening the doors of its sustainably-focused concrete utility pole manufacturing facility in Bristol, Indiana.

The new facility supports the transition to green energy electrification and is expected to avoid more than 400 tons of carbon dioxide emissions by the end of 2023. The CO2 reductions are thanks to a proprietary concrete mix. Namely, the facility is incorporating a concrete mix which utilizes low GHG producing ingredients, such as steel slag, which may come from furnace-burned steel production. Slag-steel is known to be effective, but has never bene used at scale in utility pole production, Valmont stated.

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