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Mon June 9, 2014

Company Plans $100M Upgrades at Ada Plant

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ADA, Okla. (AP) — A Massachusetts-based company says it plans to spend $100 million to make improvements to its cement plant in Ada.

Holcim US Inc. is awaiting approval from state environmental officials to begin the modernization project. Holcim's Robin DeCarlo tells The Ada News that the project will create 250 temporary jobs at the plant in Ada.

DeCarlo says the modernization project involves upgrading the plant's kiln line — and will increase the facility's capacity by about 20 percent. The plant now employs 120 people.

Ada Jobs Foundation CEO Mike Southard says the project will have a significant economic impact on the area— through the temporary jobs and by ensuring Holcim's long-term presence in the community.

Holcim is one of the world's largest suppliers of cement and aggregates.