As a member of the Ravena-Coeymans community for more than six decades, the cement plant is always striving to improve operations to minimize impact on area residents.
That is the goal of a proposed quarry access road improvement project, which aims to redirect truck traffic off portions of Jarvis and Mountain roads and onto existing plant owned roads and county streets where residents will be least impacted.
We have a permit application with the NYSDEC to move the entrance/exit of the quarry by improving an existing, plant-owned quarry access road, to highway standards.
Reducing truck traffic on these roads will improve air quality, reduce noise, and improve overall quality of life for residents along the roadway.
We believe this improvement project is the best possible means to address residents’ concerns about truck traffic while preserving our ability to transport aggregate from the quarry to the plant, which is a critical element of cement production.
We are undertaking this project in response to feedback we have received over the years from the local community and their elected representatives.
We have presented an overview of this project to local officials and are awaiting a response to our application from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Reclamation & Beautification
As part of our ongoing $5.4 million modernization project, which furthers our long-term commitment to the local community, we will soon be undertaking an effort to remove and recycle outdated and unused equipment and structures from the plant site.
Reclamation will take place using modern methods to dismantle the equipment safely and efficiently. No explosives will be used in the process and methods employed are designed to minimize nuisances such as vibration, noise, and dust.
Material that is reclaimed will be sorted and transported to appropriate recycling facilities. Non-recyclable materials will be contained and transported by licensed professionals to licensed facilities for disposal in strict adherence to state and federal guidelines.
Air monitoring will take place in accordance with DEC regulations to ensure the safety of our workforce, our contractors, and the greater community.
Much of the work that we will be doing will not be visible, though the plant’s skyline will change.
We are committed to transparency and community engagement throughout this process, and will be regularly updating this site with timelines and information.