Buzzi Unicem Expands U.S. Distribution Network

Buzzi Unicem added three new terminals to its distribution network, acquired after the merger between Lafarge and Holcim. Located in Rock Island, Ill., and Grandville and Elmira, Mich., the terminals will serve new markets for the company.

Cement is delivered to the Rock Island terminal from the Selma, Mo., plant by barge along the Mississippi River or by rail from the Greencastle, Ind.; Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and Selma plants. The terminal has a distribution capacity of around 70,000 tpy of cement.

Grandville is supplied by the Greencastle plant by rail and truck and has an annual capacity of about 90,000 tons of cement. Located in northern Michigan, Elmira receives cement from the Greencastle plant and Chattanooga, Tenn., plant by rail. The terminal delivers approximately 27,000 tons of cement.

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