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National Cement announce plans for new kiln at Ragland facility

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The National Cement Co. of Alabama have announced plans to invest over US$250 million into the construction of a new kiln at its Ragland production plant. Construction on the project is due to begin in the first quarter of 2020, with start-up scheduled for 2022. It is believed that current operations at the facility will resume throughout the construction process.

“We are excited about our kiln project in Ragland. It will ensure that our employees and our Ragland facility can continue to be competitive for years to come by upgrading our plant with the latest technology and equipment,” said Spencer Weitman, President of National Cement of Alabama. “We have enjoyed a long, successful partnership with the Ragland community, and look forward to that continuing for many years to come.”

“My administration is committed to helping rural communities across Alabama thrive by helping great companies such as National Cement invest and grow in our state,” Governor Ivey said. “I welcome the company’s decision to make a significant new investment in its St. Clair County operations because it will serve to deepen its roots in Ragland for many years to come.”

“Production at National Cement’s site in Ragland began more than a century ago, and this massive re-investment in the facility will increase its vitality well into the future,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

Ragland Mayor, Richard Bunt, added, “We are thrilled to have National Cement continue to invest in our community. They have always been a fantastic corporate citizen that is a great community partner. I want to give special thanks to the St. Clair County Commission and the Governor’s Office for working so closely with the Town of Ragland and National Cement.”

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