Buzzi Unicem strengthens US distribution network

Buzzi Unicem strengthens US distribution network
Published: 22 February 2016

Buzzi Unicem has added three new terminals to its distribution network, acquired after the merger between Lafarge and Holcim. Located in Rock Island (IL), Grandville (MI) and Elmira (MI), the terminals will serve new markets for Buzzi. 

Rock Island terminal has a cement distribution capacity of around 70,000tpa. Cement is delivered to the terminal from Buzzi's Selma (MO) plant by barge along the Mississipi river, or by rail from the Greencastle (IN), Cape Girardeau (MO) and Selma plants.

The Grandville terminal, which has a capacity of about 90,000t, is supplied by Buzzi's Greencastle (IN) plant by rail and truck.

Meanwhile, the Elmira terminal receives cement from the Greencastle and Chattanooga (TN) plants by rail.  Located in northern Michigan, the terminal delivers approximately 27,000t of cement.