Buzzi Unicem USA adds to Mississippi River Distribution Chain

Buzzi Unicem USA adds to Mississippi River Distribution Chain
Published: 11 February 2011


Buzzi Unicem USA announced the acquisition of a 30,000t cement storage dome and distribution terminal from Ozinga Bros., Inc.

The latest addition to its extensive river-based terminal network is located at 450 Railroad Street in Joliet, Ill.

Buzzi Unicem USA will immediately begin shipping Type-I/II low-alkali cement by barge from the company’s newly expanded plant in Festus, Mo.

The Joliet terminal allows the company to significantly expand distribution in Illinois.  

Buzzi Unicem USA will continue to supply customers in the northern and central part of Illinois from its rail terminal located in Oglesby, Ill.



This new distribution location will offer customers easy access from I-80 and I-55. Buzzi Unicem USA plans to install a self-service kiosk for 24-hours, 7-day loading by early spring 2011.