Roanoke Cement to add 70K tons to Chesapeake terminal capacity

Sources: Roanoke Cement Co., Virginia; CP staff

Roanoke Cement has begun work on a $40 million storage dome and companion infrastructure at its Chesapeake Terminal, near Norfolk, Va. The dome will bring 70,000 tons of capacity, tripling existing storage; facilitate additional supplementary cementitious material distribution; and, dovetail truck and rail loadout upgrades, strengthening an integrated logistics network under Titan America, Roanoke Cement parent. 

“Titan America is a premiere waterfront business,” said Chesapeake City Council Member Debbie Ritter during a recent groundbreaking ceremony. “The investment to expand their facility and improve rail transport capabilities will help provide the Commonwealth of Virginia with product necessary to assist the state and businesses to continue to grow and prosper.”

“This important capital improvement is another investment in anticipation of increased construction material demand for infrastructure development and other projects,” affirms Titan America Mid-Atlantic Business Unit President Kevin Baird. “Expanded storage and marine terminal upgrades permit us to make low carbon cement available for construction needs all over the region.” Customers in public and private work, he adds, are increasingly calling for the low carbon cements. 

“RCC has a strong and established presence in the Mid-Atlantic region,” says Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Don Ingrassano. “We look forward to the terminal completion by year’s end 2023 and [bringing] online for the 2024 construction season to better serve customers.”

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