Florida’s largest plant to increase production

Florida’s largest plant to increase production
Published: 19 January 2006

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has just approved a 37 percent increase in the production of clinker at Titan America’s Pennsuco plant. This will enable cement production to increase to 2.4Mta, serving Florida’s growing needs. The facility is the largest in Florida, the cleanest in the state and one of the world’s most modern – according to company briefs.  
When opened in June 2004, the modernised cement plant in Medley doubled its former capacity without raising emissions, and helped supply a booming Florida construction market hampered by product shortages and imports dependency.  
 "Titan America put environmental concerns up front when we designed this new plant," said Hardy Johnson, President of Titan America’s Florida Business. "Robotic and remote sensors help us minimize emissions, and we recycle heat, dust and water. Other procedures reduce nitrous oxides. We even recycle leftover materials returned by our customers." Numerous projects planned in 2006-07 will enable the plant to ramp up to its approved production level.  

Titan America has three main business units: Florida, Mid-Atlantic and Separation Technologies, plus a smaller unit: Essex Cement Company. These businesses encompass a range of activities: cement, aggregates, fly ash, ready-mix concrete, concrete block, imports and distribution.