Cemex upgrades Mexico mill to feed U.S. West Coast terminals

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

Cemex will invest around $15 million to fire up an idled kiln at its CPN cement plant in northwest Mexico, yielding more powder for terminals north of the border by mid-2021. The producer presently supplies more than 3 million tons of cement annually across Arizona, California and Nevada from its Victorville plant, north of Los Angeles, and sea-borne imports. The CPN kiln restart will contribute to increased Victorville efficiencies, while other supply chain modifications are planned to help deliver hundreds of thousands of additional tons of cement to key U.S. markets.

“Many cement customers in California, Arizona and Nevada have been impacted by supply constraints this past year,” says Cemex USA Executive Vice President – Cement Commercial Joel Galassini. “The decision to recommission this kiln was made with our customers top of mind, to give them reliable access through a local supply chain. Our unique network of production facilities in this region allows us to make investments that will have a meaningful impact on meeting customers’ needs.”

“With the kiln going back into operation, we are leveraging our strong network and local assets,” adds Regional President – Arizona Region David Nabavi. “We strive to provide customers a superior experience and deliver the materials they need when they need them.”

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