Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff
Cemex USA has increased portland cement, slag cement and fly ash sourcing flexibility and distribution capacity in Florida, its largest market, with $8 million-plus in Ports of Pensacola and Palm Beach terminal investments. The producer has added barge unloading equipment to augment the former operation’s legacy rail load out and leverage its parent company’s global cement supply network. Palm Beach terminal upgrades improve the ability to receive and distribute imported cement and supplementary cementitious materials bound for customers along Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
“Florida is growing rapidly, and [a] strong network makes our company well-positioned to implement supply chain and operational enhancements to meet the high demand for building materials,” says Cemex USA Executive Vice President–Logistics Matthew Wild. “On the cement side, increased demand has outpaced supply at times, and we expect our supply chain enhancements to help alleviate that issue.”
Cemex is the Sunshine State’s largest heavy building materials supplier, with three cement mills and 10 terminals plus aggregate operations serving external customers and integrated ready mixed and concrete block plants.