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Construction begins at McInnis’ Oshawa terminal

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McInnis’ Cement’s distribution network continues to grow with the start of work at the Oshawa terminal in Ontario, Canada.

Construction of the Oshawa terminal began in early February, McInnis said in a press release, and is scheduled to be completed for late Summer 2017. It comes already equipped with storage domes, two of which are now being refurbished to include cement-unloading equipment for arriving vessels. A truck loadout is also being constructed on the site.

Combined, the two domes will provide a storage capacity of 14 000 t of cement, while the terminal will be able to accommodate up to 60 trucks a day for loading and delivery to customers. The terminal will be served primarily by the NACC Quebec, the vessel chartered by the company for distribution of its cement through the St Lawrence Seaway.

Oshawa is one of a number of terminals that will form McInnis’ distribution network. Terminal locations have been chosen to provide McInnis access to high-population urban areas within its target market of the eastern portion of North America.

Other terminal locations include Providence, Rhode Island, Littleton, Massachusetts and the Bronx, New York, in the US, and Sainte-Catherine in Quebec. Cement is dispatched from the deepwater port at Port-Daniel–Gascons, which is connected to the cement plant.

McInnis Cement is the newest entrant into the North American cement market. Commercial operations are expected to start at the plant this Spring.

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