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Sesco Cement to build new white cement terminal in Florida

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Port Tampa Bay has approved an up to 40-year lease agreement on seven acres of land for Sesco Cement at its Port Redwing site in Gibsonton, Florida. The estimated US$19m investment will see the company use Berth 302 for the ship and rail terminal handling of white cement. "We're really looking at this to be our east coast hub for our business going forward," said Alim Adatia, a Houston-based representative of the company. "We want to be a known entity, and we hope to be here for a long time...

Cemex seeks terminal expansion in Florida

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Construction Materials Florida LLC is reportedly seeking to expand its cement terminal at the port in Tampa Bay due to increased demand for cement products, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The company currently leases two sites at the port but wants to expand its cement terminal by around five acres. If approved, the new lease would see the company handle more cement, fly ash, slag and limestone over the 20-year period of the contract. According to reports, the company ...

On the US Coast

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Despite uncertainties ahead, cement demand on the East and West Coasts of the US is expected to grow around four per cent as the country continues its economic recovery. With ample local kiln capacity and ready access to cement imports, coastal cement supply is expected to grow in line with regional consumption requirements. By Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, USA. US Coastal markets have particularly benefitted from easy access to cement and clinker imports to support local const...

Sludge will no longer be moved to Alabama plant

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

After receiving sludge from a site in Fort Myers, Florida, LafargeHolcim's Geocycle has determined that the material will not be suitable for its purposes at its Alabama facility due to the length of time required for transportation.  "Last week, water treatment material from Fort Myers was trucked to the Holcim Theodore plant in Alabama to evaluate how to best handle and use. We determined that, at this point-in-time, this material doesn't fit our process requirements. The city's timeline...

Fort Myers to send waste material to LafargeHolcim facility

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local government in Fort Myers (FL), USA, has announced plans to send 30,000t of toxic sludge to LafargeHolcim’s quarry outside of Crystal River, according to the Citrus County Chronicle. The waste material, currently surrounded by a neighbourhood, will be moved to the quarry for pre-treatment before delivery to the company’s plant in Theodore (AL) for use in cement production.  PPM Consultants, the company hired to oversee the sludge's removal, said in a report that a five-gallon sample ...

Florida cement-recycling business turned down

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Sarasota County Commissioners, in Florida, have turned down a plan to locate a cement-recycling plant near a popular bird sanctuary. The Audubon Society calls the site an ideal location for bird watching. Mr Jim Gabbert had proposed building a 16-acre cement-recycling facility less than a mile away from The Celery Fields. County Commissioner Nancy Detert said she would have approved the plan 25 years ago. "Every town has an area where you kinda send your junk businesses to," said Detert...

US Southeast's comeback story

07 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in the US Southeast (ie, Florida plus the ‘Piedmont’ states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North and South Carolina) was hard hit by the Great Recession. Since the 2010 trough, demand recovery in the region has been the strongest among the five US divisions but remains volatile and well below previous highs. Nevertheless, long-term prospects are better than average. By Rob Roy, ROI Consulting, USA. Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions looks forward to welcoming delega...