In spite of promises by Finnish cement producer Finnsementti, the shortage of cement has not eased in Finland. The concrete block plant of concrete product manufacturer HB-Betoniteollisuus in Jyväskylä, in Finland, was closed on 9 November 2007 as no cement was available. The stoppage is the company’s fourth in week 45 of 2007.
According to HB-Betoniteollisuus, also other plants have held stoppages causing significant financial losses. If the situation is not remedied, a competing cement plant has to be built in Finland, HB-Betoniteollisuus’ Managing Director Eero Nieminen demands.