Concrete shortage in southern Florida

Concrete shortage in southern Florida
Published: 04 May 2004

Miami: With news of the local Tammac ready-mix plant burning down a couple weeks ago and another plant in central northern Florida out of action and Rinker the leading domestic supplier in South Florida reportedly shutting down their plant May 10th for overdue programed maintenance, ready-mix concrete supply is said to be extremely tight with shortfalls of over 50,000 cu.m a day now prevalent.

Such shortages may continue until late summer, with supplies affected by both a lack of ready-mix plant and cement much of which has still to be imported or shipped down from the north. Furthermore, with imported cement prices rising primarily because of higher freighting costs, end-users are also seeing such costs being passed through to them.

Blame it all on China seems to be a popular phrase on the Miami waterfront!