Geocycle LLC Expands Facility in Dorchester, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

January 21, 2010 – Geocycle US announced today that it will invest $7
million in Dorchester County to expand its current facility. The
new industrial waste processing facility will be located on the existing
Geocycle property approximately nine miles east of St. George.

announcement furthers their commitment to both Dorchester County and South
Carolina. Their decision to expand their facility is a clear sign that our
business-friendly climate and skilled workforce are helping our existing businesses
grow and prosper," commented Jamie Feltner, Chairman of the Dorchester County

The facility receives waste
materials from local industries and produces an engineered fuel for use at the
Holcim (US) Inc. cement facility in Holly Hill, South Carolina, and other local
cement operations. Types of waste materials
the facility receives include inks, used oils, plastics, carpeting, unused diaper
trimmings and waste textiles. The cement
facilities utilize the engineered fuel in place of traditional fossil fuels
such as coal, and the process helps keep waste materials out of landfills.

Upon opening, the new
facility will expand its current capacity by more than thirty percent. When
fully operational the new facility will double the current operating staff,
bringing additional jobs to the area.

"We are
pleased that Geocycle chose to expand their facilities here," said George
Tupper, Chairman of the Dorchester County Economic Development Board. "Our county has so much to offer to new and
existing businesses and Geocycle’s expansion will help put our citizens back to

Founded in 2002, Geocycle LLC is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Holcim (US) Inc, offering sustainable solutions to waste
management needs. Annually, Geocycle US
helps keep over 1.65 million metric tons of waste from being disposed of in
unsustainable ways. For more information
about Geocycle US, visit or contact Jason Bucholz at