Titan America has scheduled three community information workshops to discuss its plans to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. The intent of the workshops, according to a company news release, is to ‘educate residents about construction plans and provide an opportunity to interact one-on-one with company representatives.’
Titan America, under the guise of subsidiary Carolinas Cement Company, is planning to build a cement plant off Holly Shelter Road in Castle Hayne. The company’s 1,868-acre site is home to an old cement plant that closed in the early 1980s, an active stone quarry and hundreds of acres of wetlands and wilderness Titan intends to quarry.
The plant would produce 2.3 million tons of cement per year, according to Titan America’s air permit application, which would make it one of the largest in the country. The company hopes to open the plant in late 2011 or early 2012.