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Three Cemex quarries recognised in US Quarry rankings

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World Cement,

Three of Cemex’s quarries have been listed in the US Geological Survey’s top 25 Crushed Stone Operations in the USA, with Balcones Quarry taking the top spot.

Recently released statistics from USGS indicate that Cemex’s Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, was the number one quarry in the USA for production volume in 2015, and Cemex’s FEC Quarry in Miami ranked fourth.

Balcones Quarry is integral in providing crushed stone for aggregates projects in the growing Texas markets, producing approximately 10 – 12 million tpy of limestone materials. Over 100 employees work at the facility. Cemex recently invested in a water recycling plant at the site, which uses 90% less water annually tat its previous wash plant.

FEC Quarry in Florida supplies crushed stone across Florida for new buildings and critical roads. The quarry is also recognised for its community involvement. Earlier this year, the NSSGA named FEC Quarry as a Bronze Community Relations Award Winner.

“Our quarries are crucial parts of CEMEX, and we are proud to set the standard for our industry,” CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos said. “CEMEX quarries provide the products our customers need every day to build better communities, and our employees do it while putting safety and sustainability first.”

A third Cemex quarry, Krome Quarry in Florida, was also ranked in the top 25 in the nation by USGS.

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