Holcim US Invests $20.5M in Expanding Midwest Capacity 

Holcim US is investing $20.5 million in its Midwest operations to make cement abundantly available for residential, commercial and industrial developments in the region. 

A new 116-ft. cement storage dome at its Fremont, Neb., terminal will expand capacity for Holcim’s leading low-carbon ECOPlanet cement. The dome sits on 25 acres of land and has capacity to store 50,000 tons of cement.

“Nebraska, Omaha in particular, and nearby Midwest cities are experiencing an influx of construction projects, with new infrastructure being introduced every day,” said Patrick J. Cleary, senior vice president of cement sales at Holcim US. “We’re proud to meet this local demand with local operations in one location and to support sustainably made products.”

The Freemont storage dome helps Holcim meet the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s blended cement requirement to leverage the state’s natural aggregate. The cement blended on site and distributed at the Fremont terminal adds natural pozzolan to create a lower carbon product than traditional portland cement. 

The combination of extra storage with the addition of new more efficient rail capacity optimizes transportation between the Fremont terminal and Holcim’s flagship plant in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. – the largest single-line kiln in the world.

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