Economy & Market
Buzzi Unicem acquires cement terminal in Illinois
Buzzi Unicem USA has completed the acquisition of a 30,000-tonne cement storage dome and distribution terminal from Ozinga Brothers Inc located in Joliet, Illinois. This is the latest addition to the extensive river-based terminal network of the company.
Buzzi Unicem has immediately begun shipping Type-I/II low-alkali cement by barge from its newly expanded plant in Selma, Missouri. The Joliet terminal allows the company to significantly expand distribution in Illinois. Buzzi Unicem plans to install a self-service kiosk for 24-hour, 7-day loading by early spring 2011. "Our subsidiary will continue to supply customers in the northern and central part of Illinois from its rail terminal located in Oglesby, Illinois," said the company's spokesperson.