Sources: Giant Cement Co., Harleysville, S.C.; CP staff
Giant Cement will increase its capacity to serve existing and new Southeast concrete accounts with construction of a 60,000-ton import terminal on the Savannah River, set for operation by January 2024. An elongated parcel for a cement storage dome and rail or truck loadout areas was secured through an agreement with Georgia Kaolin Terminals, Inc. of Savannah, Ga.
“Cement demand in the Southeast continues to show strong growth in all sectors,” says Tim Kuebler, president and chief executive officer of Elementia USA, Giant Cement Holding Inc. parent. “Population growth has spurred new infrastructure projects, expanding the need for housing and commercial projects.”
The Savannah investment aligns with growing material requirements from current customers, he adds, while providing redundancy for the Harleysville, S.C. cement operation. The new capacity can likewise serve existing Giant Cement terminals in Spartanburg, S.C. plus Charlotte and Durham, N.C., and augment geographic expansion into other markets. Giant Cement and sister businesses Keystone Cement Co. in Pennsylvania and Dragon Products Co. in Maine, supply portland and masonry cements up and down the Atlantic Coast.