Mitsubishi Cement Rolls Out New Clean Technology Locomotive in Lucerne Valley

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Mitsubishi Cement Corporation has replaced two pieces of obsolete equipment with a clean, low-emission locomotive at its Lucerne Valley plant. The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District helped fund a new clean diesel mobile railcar mover with $323,712 in grant funds.

“We greatly appreciate that MDAQMD found a grant to retire our ancient locomotive,” said David Rib, Mitsubishi Cement’s Environmental Manager. “That’s one more clean diesel engine we are proud to operate.”

Supervisor Lovingood, who is a member of the MDAQMD board, said the new railcar mover will reduce emissions and significantly improve air quality.

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