Open day at Augusta
The Augusta plant (Siracusa) opened its doors to a number of youngsters, for the most part children of employees, so that they could spend a day at the cement plant. Plant manager Giovanni Caire welcomed the children and gave them a brief overview of the cement production cycle. The first visit of the day was to the Laboratory, where the supervisor described which tests and how many are performed on the raw materials, clinker, fuels and the end product. This was followed by a tour of the Control Room, coal depot, kiln, burner and substation, and also included a discussion on safety and the importance of PPE (personal protective equipment).
At the end of the visit, the children were unanimous in their opinion: “We never would have thought that so much technology and professionalism went into a bag of cement!”