Titan America is now distributing Type IL portland-limestone cement from its Essex Cement storage and distribution facility at the Port of Newark, N.J., to Metro New York and New Jersey customers. Essex Cement is expected to sell the lower-carbon cement exclusively by the end of 2022.
The move is in full alignment with Titan America’s parent company, Titan Cement International, which undersigned the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” Commitment letter in October 2021, an initiative in which the group aspires to deliver society carbon-neutral concrete by 2050.
“Our customers are increasingly requesting low-carbon products, and we are excited that, not only are we able to meet their growing demands, but this shift is parallel to Titan’s commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of our products,” said Kevin Baird, president of Titan America’s Mid-Atlantic business unit.
Against the backdrop of the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and paired with the increase of building activity across a multitude of segments throughout the country, Titan America said the outlook is a positive one for green solutions.
“Our sales are quickly moving to 100% Type IL,” said Joe Tedesco, sales manager for Titan America and current president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. “We see an increase in demand as infrastructure money is budgeted by transportation agencies requiring construction with the use of lower-carbon cement.”