After exploring an abandoned asphalt plant in LaSalle, Illinois, I headed to the city of Oglesby to check out the ruins of a much larger concrete manufacturing facility: Lehigh Portland Cement Company. Update: since the writing of this article, I have learned that Lehigh Portland Cement Company is on private property and entry is unlawful.
The LeHigh Cement plant was first opened by the Alsen American Portland Cement Company in 1902, two years after the German company bought the land. The owner built apartments for the workers, and about 300 mostly Eastern European immigrants lived in the hamlet in the 1910s, according to the Catskill Daily Mail.
MITCHELL – Lehigh Hanson, Inc., broke ground Tuesday to mark the start of construction of its new Lehigh Cement Company plant in Mitchell. The company will invest more than $600 million in the ...
USS announced its intention to sell its cement division to the Lehigh Portland Cement Company, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Zement A.G. of Germany, for $100 million in February 1980, 4 and the sale was completed on September 8. 3. Abandonment. Lehigh sold its Penn Hills plant to MM and G Associates, a used equipment and sales company, for $500,000 ...
By 1920 Lehigh Cement was the nation& 39;s biggest cement company in terms of number of plants, with annual production of more than 12 million barrels of portland cement. The company moved into the South in 1923 by building one of the region& 39;s largest cement plants in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Ironton Portland Cement Company was founded in the late 1800’s and later acquired by the Ironton Cement Company. 8 It featured large open pits where limestone was quarried. In 1910, a 100-foot thick vein of limestone 575 feet under the plant was discovered while drilling for natural gas and an underground mine was begun.
lehigh cement. The front page of The Easton Express from March 26,1942, commemorating the explosion at the Lehigh Portland Cement Company quarry.
When a group of private investors purchased the plant in the early 1920s from the LADWP, the name was changed to the Monolith Portland Cement Company. In the 1980s Calaveras Cement Company purchased the plant and renamed it, and then another name change happened in 2002 when Calaveras became Lehigh Southwest Cement Company.