Buzzi Unicem USA representatives Dirk Beese, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Robert Sagmeister, Maryneal plant operations manager, appeared before the Nolan County Commissioners Court Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to discuss and update the commissioners on the planned expansion and upgrade of the Maryneal, Texas Plant.
Beginning as early as 2010, Buzzi Unicem USA intends to begin a US$20m project to replace the plant’s existing finish mills with a new state of the art finish mill.
According to Robert Sagmeister, the engineering process for the finish mill installation is nearing completion and as a part of that process, plans are being drawn to incorporate the new finish into the ultimate goal of a US$300m plant modernisation and production expansion project. Although the US$300m plant expansion project announced in June 2008 is on hold due to the worldwide economy, the finish mill project is a significant investment and positive step for the Maryneal plant, particularly during these difficult economic times.
Nolan County Judge, Tim Fambrough noted, “The Maryneal cement plant has been a significant employer in Nolan County for 57 years and we are pleased that Buzzi Unicem is taking steps to continue that relationship for another 50 years."