Giant Cement Co. signed an agreement with Georgia Kaolin Terminals Inc. in Savannah, Ga., to construct a 60,000-ton import terminal on the Savannah River with ample truck and rail loadout. The terminal is expected to be operational by January 2024.
“Cement demand in the Southeast continues to show strong growth in all sectors,” said Tim Kuebler, president and CEO of Giant’s Elementia USA. “Population growth has spurred new infrastructure projects, expanding need for housing and commercial projects.”
The investment aligns with growing demand from Giant’s current customer base while providing redundancy for the Harleysville, S.C., cement operation. Additionally, the new capacity can serve existing terminals in Spartanburg, S.C., plus Charlotte and Durham, N.C., and aid geographic expansion into other markets.