McInnis Cement to build Bronx warehouse, USA

McInnis Cement to build Bronx warehouse, USA
Published: 21 April 2015


McInnis Cement plans to build a US$40m distribution warehouse along the East River in the Bronx, New York, to help develop the borough's waterfront and reduce road traffic.

McInnis Cement will transport cement down the river from Quebec in 35,000t loads. McInnis will still use trucks to deliver cement from the warehouse to customers, but the new facility should decrease the trucking situation in the borough.

"We've done a pretty thorough analysis of the trucking effect in the local community and, in general, we believe that trucking will go down," said Jim Braselton, senior vice president of sales, marketing and logistics at McInnis Cement.

As part of the project, McInnis Cement plans to build a pedestrian pathway on the waterfront. It aims to break ground on the project by the end of the summer of 2015, with completion by the end of 2016.

McInnis Cement is currently constructing a cement plant in the city of Port-Daniel-Gascons, in the province of Québec, Canada. The plant will have the capacity to produce 2.2Mta of cement and is scheduled for commissioning in 2016.