Holcim (US) announced it has acquired a long term lease option to the mining rights on a 1760-acre site located in Clark County, Nevada situated 40 miles east of Las Vegas. Holcim will soon begin the testing process to confirm the viability of the limestone reserves as raw material for cement production.
"This site has the potential to significantly increase Holcim’s cement production in the area and support the future growth of the Nevada and Utah markets," said Paul Harrington, Senior Vice President, Mountain Region, Holcim (US). "Despite the current market lull we have great confidence that the future growth projections in Nevada, combined with our current presence in Las Vegas through our sister company Aggregate Industries, will well position Holcim to support new development projects throughout the region."
Holcim (US) currently has a cement plant in Devil’s Slide, Utah, which provides cement to its sister company, Aggregate Industries, in Las Vegas.