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McInnis Cement welcomes rebuilding of Gaspésie railroad

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has welcomed confirmation by the Québec Government to rebuild the Gaspésie railroad between Matapédia and Gaspé. Once the infrastructure is restored to McInnis’ cement plant site, the annual number of railcars delivering cement to the company’s customers will potentially rise from 300 to 2000. "The flexibility of the railway combined with our maritime distribution mode allows us to improve our logistics chain and reach certain markets more efficiently, in all seasons,” said ...

Construction begins at McInnis Cement’s Bronx terminal

21 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Work is underway at McInnis Cement’s New York terminal. The site in the South Bronx is part of McInnis’ network of terminals, strategically located throughout the eastern portion of North America and chosen for their access to efficient waterways, as well as their proximity to the market to minimise truck miles to its customers.   A new development standard When completed, the 74,600ft2 terminal in the Bronx will feature a new warehouse that can store 43,000t cement and load up to 80 tru...

Votorantim sees cement revenues fall 10% YoY in 2016

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim, formerly Votorantim Industrial, generated a turnover 8.7 per cent lower at BRL26,738m (EUR8046m) and EBITDA declined by some 38 per cent to around BRL4300m (EUR1,294m) in 2016 when compared with 2015. Although the net interest charge declined by 9.9 per cent to BRL1731m, there was a net loss of BRL1295m compared with a the net profit fell of BRL387m (EUR116.5m). Group capital expenditure was 6.2 per cent lower at BRL3031m (EUR912m), of which cement represented BRL27.3m. Brazil...

Canada: McInnis's transport network progresses

30 March 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement is actively developing its distribution network that will support the delivery of cement to its customers. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin this spring. "As the work continues with the intensity required to start our plant operations on time, our team is working extremely hard to complete the final pieces of the puzzle for both logistics and distribution," said McInnis Cement CEO, Herve Mallet.  "We are pleased to see that everything is in place to distribute ou...

Canada: Colacem is still battling to win approval for its 1.16Mta plant

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Colacem Canada is uncertain about its prospects to build a cement plant in L'Orginal in eastern Ontario, Canada. The company needs  permission from both tiers of local government, but it is in dispute with the Champlain Township's decision to vote against the project, and the cement company may have to take its proposal to the Ontario Municipal Board to win approval. Colacem Canada is seeking permission to put a cement plant on about 56ha (138 acres) beside its existing quarry operation...

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...

Canada: McInnis Cement plant nears completion

17 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The new Port Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement, Canada, was completed for nearly 90 per cent in December, according to company reports. "The completion of the construction of the cement plant and the deepwater terminal is proceeding smoothly with a full workforce ready to put the finishing touches to this ambitious project,” said a McInnis spokesperson. Propelled by an increase in the pace of work during the day, night and weekend, a full workforce – up to 1500 on certain d...

Canada: McInnis sign 140,000t distribution deal

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement announced it has signed an agreement with Gaspe Railway Corporation (Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie - SCFG) for the distribution of cement from New Richmond, Quebec, to various Canadian and US markets. The agreement relates to the transportation of approximately 140,000t of cement over a five-year period. The cement will be loaded into trucks at the mill site, transported to New Richmond and then transhipped into the cars via a measuring hopper that will be install...

Canada: McInnis Cement appoints new President and CEO

29 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Hervé Mallet jhas been appointed as the new President and CEO of McInnes Cement. Mr Mallet has considerable experience in sales, marketing and operations and is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton and Brunel University, UK. Until recently Mr Mallet was executive vice-president of North America for Dynacast, a manufacturing company with 23 plants and 6000 employees worldwide. As such, he oversaw eight production facilities in North America, delivering performances two times g...

Canada: first shipment at McInnis Cement

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has taken delivery of its first shipment of raw materials for its 2.5Mta Port-Daniel-Gascon plant. The vessel Algoma Mariner delivered to the Port-Daniel terminal, Canada, 19,000t of gypsum from National Gypsum at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The terminal is scheduled receive an additional four shipments of raw materials and fuel for the new cement plant by mid-December. Construction on McInnis Cement has been completed close to 75 per cent and is expected to deliver its first ...