Buzzi Unicem to build new Texas rail terminal, USA

Buzzi Unicem to build new Texas rail terminal, USA
Published: 08 September 2015


Buzzi Unicem USA is to construct a US$7m rail terminal in northwest Temple, Texas, officials announced Friday.

The terminal will use at least 1000 rail cars each year for cement distribution. As part of the project, Buzzi Unicem USA will add a rail spur, a secondary rail line that will branch off from the main rail line in Temple.

“Temple is the ideal location for our company because it is a business-friendly city in the middle of one of our largest target markets,” Richard A. Sutter, the company’s senior vice president of sales, said in a news release. “Our new, central location in Temple will enable us to effectively and efficiently serve the large state of Texas.”

The city of Temple and Buzzi Unicem will share in infrastructure costs for the construction of a road to access the industrial park, which will also open up over 75 acres to future development, according to Charley Ayres, vice president of the Temple Economic Development Corp.

Construction on the line will begin immediately and completion is targeted for early 2016.