Local media is reporting a cement shortage in Michigan, USA, causing delays on construction projects. Michigan Concrete Association has blamed the harsh winter of 2013/2014 for compressing the construction season, as well as a delay in shipping cement while the Great Lakes were frozen over, causing transportation bottlenecks.
The Michigan Department of Transportation’s projects, including a massive highway project, are said to take precedence over other customers’, leading some concrete customers to be told they are on a waiting list. The supply situation could ease in the coming weeks as the road construction season wraps up, although it is difficult to forecast what the coming winter will bring.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/12112014/cement-shortages-reported-in-michigan-836/