Drake Cement LLC is set to officially mark its new plant on 17 June 2011. Located at the site of an old rail town in Northwestern Arizona, the plant is a state-of-the-art, six-stage precalciner/preheater with a rated capacity of 660,000tpa of clinker.
Arizona’s first greenfield plant in more than 50 years will reduce the state’s need for imported cement materials. During 2007-10 construction, the company built a 13-plant ready mixed platform from Las Vegas to Phoenix.
Cementos Lima, Peru’s largest cement company, has a 90 per cent stake in Skanon Investment Inc., which in turn has an 89 per cent interest in Drake Cement and Drake Materials.