Holcim to temporarily idle Westport works, New Zealand

Holcim to temporarily idle Westport works, New Zealand
Published: 17 November 2009

Holcim, will close its Westport cement works for three weeks during the Christmas - New Year period due to mounting stocks of cement around the country.

Mayor Pat McManus says it’s the first time in its 50 years in Buller that the Cape Foulwind plant has shut down.

He says there will be a compulsory three-week holiday for more than 100 employees.

Mr McManus says there are mixed feelings locally about the shutdown.