Lehigh Hanson recently broke ground for its new Lehigh Cement plant in Mitchell.
The company will invest more than $600 million in the new state-of-the-art plant which will expand the existing plant’s operations.
The new plant will allow for an increase in production capabilities while significantly reducing energy usage, fuel consumption and emissions per ton of cement produced through modern equipment and the latest in cement production technology.
The groundbreaking marks the start of site preparations to begin full scale construction next year. The new plant is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2022.
The project is expected to create more than 1,000 construction positions during the approximate four-year project span.