Michigan Cement Plant Recognized as ‘World’s Largest’

It produces more than 2.4 million metric tons of cement annually.

The World Record Academy certified a cement plant in Alpena, Michigan, as the “World’s Largest Cement Plant.”

The location, named Lafarge Alpena, produces more than 2.4 million metric tons of cement annually. 

It produces low-carbon OneCem PLC, Type I/II, Type III, Masonry Type N and Type S cements. 

In addition to traditional energy sources, the site utilizes recycled paper and cardboard as well as used auto tires for cement production.

The plant began cement production in 1907 and currently employs over 200 workers. 

Lafarge Alpena works with Michigan Limestone, which operates the “World’s Largest Limestone Quarry” in Rogers City. 

According to Lafarge Alpena, its cement can be found in the Gordie Howe Bridge, Comerica Park and Ford Field. 


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