Continental Cement Company, a Summit Materials subsidiary, will host a ribbon-cutting event for its new cement storage dome in Davenport, Iowa, on March 20.
The dome provides significant additional storage, allowing Continental Cement to replace previously used winter storage barges. It results in a safer and more efficient operation at Davenport and will improve the company’s ability to serve its customers.
“The investment by Summit Materials of approximately $30 million in the largest cement storage dome in North America, represents a strong vote of confidence in Continental Cement and a commitment to sustained operations and investment in the State of Iowa,” said David Loomes, president of Continental Cement. “We are proud to have partnered with several of our customers in using our low carbon cement (PLC) in the concrete mixes that form part of the dome. As a clear leader in our industry, Continental Cement became the first US cement producer to switch all production to PLC – this is consistent with our commitment to sustainability and the path to carbon neutrality.”
In addition to the investment in the storage dome, Continental Cement is investing $32 million to expand its Green America Recycling operation at the Davenport plant. This will allow the plant to replace approximately 55% of its fossil fuel consumption with non-hazardous waste.