The Second World War saw control of the corporation move from Japanese to American and eventually returned to Philippine hands. A dedicated team of employees spearheaded activities to standardize APO and Solid plant practices and facilities to conform to international operating standards.
Solid Cement Corporation also has been certified with all the quality management certifications mentioned above. On January 30, , the first pound bag of Island Cement was in the market, through the activation of Finish Mill No. A second production line was started at the plant and its construction went on from to On November 17, , Kiln No. By January 5, , Finish Mill No. In , the plant facilities and other assets of Marinduque Mining and Industrial Corporation, which were then foreclosed, were turned over to the Asset Privatization Trust APT for public disposal.
The company strives to reduce its ecological footprint by keeping the air clean through its CEMS Continuous Emissions Monitoring System in all plants, reducing CO2 emissions and ensuring efficient energy consumption. Holcim continues to comply with global environmental standards. Recognizing that communities give it the license to operate, Holcim develops partnerships to arrive at sustainable options for their future Office Address: Union has a total clinker capacity of 5.
Lugait Plant Holcim — Lugait is a fully integrated cement manufacturer whose capabilities cover the manufacturing, transportation and sale of cement and construction-related products. The Company currently operates two dry process lines in Northern Mindanao, giving the Company a combined rated clinker capacity of 1. Of these two, the larger 1.
The Company is also engaged in the production of aggregates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Calamba Aggregates Company, Inc. CACI operates a 1. Compliance to environmental laws is of utmost importance to the Company.
Mining, operating and distribution activities have been implemented with consideration of its impact to the environment. As a result of these efforts, the Company has not had problems securing environment permits throughout its operating history. To make sure that efforts to protect the environment moves forward, the Company embarked on an Environment Management System EMS program, and received certification for ISO last September 26, LRI , a Lafarge associated company has received international certifications.
In the early s the, Philippines faced an acute cement shortage in the domestic market. With the persuasion of the late president Ramon Magsaysay, the company was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company began operations at an average of 10, bags per day.
This eventually heralded the birth of Continental Cement Corporation CCC , its maiden name, as one of the youngest cement plants to be built in the Luzon area. CCC started its commercial operations in August Today the plant is equipped to produce 1,, MTY clinker.
The company has a present workforce of employees with its plant personnel working in three shifts of eight hours per shift. The present rated capacity of the plant is 1. Ground breaking was held in November The first bag of cement rolled out of the packhouse on September 3, Its main purpose is to engage in the manufacture of Portland cement.
Likewise, Tong Yang Cement Corporation, the second largest cement group in South Korea became a partner, intensifying its technical capabilities. May 30, saw the incorporation of a new cement company as an expansion program of Mindanao Portland Cement Corporation. Plant capacity increased from 1, tpd to 1, tpd. In , the plant was rehabilitated resulting in increase in cement production to , MT. Blue Circle Philippines, Inc.
BCPI entered the picture in July as a strategic investor and technical adviser. Since then, ICC as a corporation has strongly upheld and promoted the need for continuous product improvement. The plant of Lafarge Iligan, Inc. LII , a Lafarge associated company has received international certifications. It was founded on May 25, ; and it started its operation in with a rated capacity of MT clinker per day.
Since its founding, the Company has gone through several changes in management, from the Floro Group to Zeus Holdings, Inc.