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Dragon Product to close Thomaston plant

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products Co , part of Giant Cement Holdings Inc (GCHI), announced it plans to shut down its cement plant in Thomaston , Maine, USA. “The facility, which has been operational for almost a century and has been under GCHI’s ownership since 2006, will undergo a gradual process of idling the production operations beginning December 2023. This careful step has been prompted by the persistent escalation of operating and logistical costs, exerting a negative impact on the Thomaston plant...

Dragon Products ends rail shipments from South End spur

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products has stopped shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in Maine, USA. A representative of the cement manufacturer in Thomaston said the last planned shipment by barge from the South End marine terminal in Rockland departed on 13 January 2022. The company announced in August 2021 it would stop barge shipments and would stop using the South End Rockland rail spur. The cement plant purchased the 44 Atlantic St property in 1994. The Thomaston cement plant has since...

Dragon Products to stop Rockland rail terminal shipments

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

From next year, USA-based Dragon Products plans to stop shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in favour of selling cement from the plant in trucks and shipping cement by rail directly to its customers. The cement plant currently sends rail cars about five miles on the line from the Thomaston plant to its dock on Rockland’s South End waterfront in Maine, where a barge is then filled and product is shipped to the Boston market. Next year, the rail cars will no longer be ...

Fire breaks out at Dragon Products' Thomaston plant

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based Dragon Products Co has incurred damage to its plant in Thomaston, Maine, after a major fire broke out on Tuesday. According to Thomaston Fire Chief, Mikial Mazzeo, a mechanical failure in a building that pumps number 2 fuel to another area caused an oil leak. "The oil found an ignition source, ignited and came all the way back to the floor where the leak originated, and spread throughout the rest of the building," said Mr Mazzeo. After two hours, the fire was extinguished just bef...