Cement Market Briefs – Sept/Oct 2023

Martin Marietta Finds New Tehachapi Buyer – Martin Marietta Materials has entered a definitive agreement to sell its Tehachapi, Calif., cement plant to Unacem Corp., Peru-based parent company of Arizona’s Drake Cement. The transaction follows an abandoned deal between Martin Marietta and CalPortland earlier this year. With a projected closing by year end, the $317 million cash deal will position…

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The Raw Truth

New Raw Mill Increases Productivity And Efficiency At CalPortland’s Mojave Plant. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar At CalPortland Co.’s Mojave plant, kiln production was being limited by the raw mill, which couldn’t cope with the increasing demand of a hot market. The company made the decision to invest in a new mill, and settled on an OK raw mill 48-4…

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work 

Find Out How CalPortland Was Able To Receive A New Mill In The Middle Of A Supply Chain Crisis. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar When FLSmidth began negotiations with CalPortland for a new raw grinding circuit at CalPortland’s Mojave plant in California, the world was still relatively normal. And when contracts were signed in spring 2020, no one expected the…

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