A bulk cement importing facility is to be built at the Port of Sacramento, following approval of the idea Monday by the Sacramento-Yolo Port District.
The action clears the way for A&A Ready Mixed Concrete Inc. of Newport Beach to build the facility on 3.5 acres of port-owned land. It would allow ships to unload unbagged, bulk cement brought in from Asia.
When in full operation, the cement facility could pay the cash-strapped port more than $1m a year in fees. A&A has been using the Sacramento port to import bagged cement for three years.
A&A, a privately held company with concrete supply operations throughout California, operates concrete-making plants in Sanger, Sacramento, Chico, Lincoln, Stockton, Yuba City and Tracy in the Central Valley.