Heidelberg Materials celebrates grand opening of expanded Port Canaveral slag cement plant

Heidelberg Materials celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded slag cement plant and terminal in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
Quarry Products / May 26, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Heidelberg Materials' Port Canaveral grinding facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pic: Heidelberg Materials

The company's president & CEO, Chris Ward, along with its Southeast Region President, Scott Dickson, and the director of Cement Operations for Florida, Neil Hodgson, hosted a group of customers, suppliers, Canaveral Port Authority leaders, and others for a brief ceremony followed by a tour of the plant.

Commissioned in 2004, the Port Canaveral Slag Plant and Terminal is North America's newest slag grinding plant. The company invested over $24 million in a new roller press, increasing its grinding capacity to support sustainable and resilient construction projects throughout Florida and nearby markets.

"Heidelberg Materials' investment in the Port Canaveral slag cement facility is reflective of our commitment to supporting sustainable and resilient construction projects in the state of Florida and throughout the country," said Ward. "It is also aligned with our goal to reduce our carbon footprint by 2030 significantly and another milestone in our overall strategy to grow our portfolio of more sustainable products, technologies and customer-focused solutions on the path to Net Zero."

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