Sources: Royal White CementInc., Houston; CP staff
US Cement, LLC has received a draft air permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a white-cement plant near the town of Brady—the first American greenfield operation of its kind since the Great Recession. Groundbreaking on the facility, which will have a capacity of 500,000 tons and sits on a limestone deposit of 80 million tons, is slated for the first half of 2019.
A Royal White Cement subsidiary, US Cement expects to invest more than $200 million into the plant, incorporating the latest in production technology as well as the most advanced environmental controls. The producer projects more than 300 workers will be needed during the construction period, delivering a strong economic impact to the McCullough County region.