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McInnis Cement begins production of cement

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World Cement,

McInnis Cement has begun production of cement at its Port-Daniel–Gascons cement plant in Quebec, Canada. First cement was produced on 16 June, in line with the company’s expected timeframe and just over three years since construction began on the project in spring 2014.

“This important milestone marks the work of hundreds of employees, workers, and partners, who have helped make our plant a performance model for the cement industry,” said Hervé Mallet, President and CEO of McInnis Cement.

The Port-Daniel–Gascons plant is the first new cement plant to serve eastern Canada and the Eastern Seaboard of the US in more than 50 years, according to McInnis. In addition to the plant, the company has constructed a deep-water marine terminal and is establishing a distribution network of import terminals at key demand centres. Cement will also be distributed from the site by rail.

When fully operational, the plant will produce 2.2 million tpy of cement. Following production of the first cement, the plant has begun the various tests required in its laboratories with preliminary results in line with expectations.

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