DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TXI Operations, LP, a subsidiary of Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) announced today that its Midlothian Cement Plant has been awarded the 2012 Energy Star ® certification for superior energy performance by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award places the TXI Midlothian Cement Plant in an exceptional category of high-performing, energy efficient cement plants in the U.S., based on the EPA's strict energy efficiency performance levels through the National Energy Performance Rating System. Building on its previous Energy Star recognition, TXI's Midlothian Cement Plant has implemented the requirements outlined by the EPA for plant energy programs, including a detailed performance assessment along with an action plan that ultimately resulted in achieving this designation. "Energy efficiency is key to how we manage our business, and as stewards of the environment and our natural resources, we are committed to continuous improvement," stated Ronnie Pruitt, Vice President – Cement Operations at TXI. "TXI is pleased to accept EPA's Energy Star certification on behalf of our employees who have worked so hard to earn this award again." With the growth in worldwide demand for energy expected to accelerate in the future, making energy efficiency an integral part of TXI's operations through programs such as EPA's Energy Star designation will continue to be an essential goal. "Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's manufacturing facilities is critical to protecting our environment in an economically sustainable manner," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief, Energy Star Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the plant floor to the board room, organizations such as TXI are leading the way by making their facilities more energy efficient and earning EPA's Energy Star." The Midlothian plant has long been a model of environmental efficiency through both innovative air pollution control technologies as well as innovative process efficiencies to manufacture one of the most widely-used building materials.
Texas Industries, Inc., a Dallas-based company, is a leading supplier of building materials, including cement, aggregate and concrete. With operating subsidiaries in six states, TXI is a major producer of cement in Texas and California. TXI is also a major supplier of stone, sand, gravel and expanded shale and clay products. TXI shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TXI."The Texas Industries, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6602 Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include the words "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "continue," "believe," "expect," "plan" or "anticipate" and other similar words. Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of competitive pressures and changing economic and financial conditions on our business, the cyclical and seasonal nature of our business, the level of construction activity in our markets, abnormal periods of inclement weather, unexpected periods of equipment downtime, unexpected operational difficulties, changes in the cost of raw materials, fuel and energy, changes in the cost or availability of transportation, changes in interest rates, the timing and amount of federal, state and local funding for infrastructure, delays in announced capacity expansions, ongoing volatility and uncertainty in the capital or credit markets, the impact of environmental laws, regulations and claims and changes in governmental and public policy, and the risks and uncertainties described in our reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to publicly update such statements.
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