Votorantim and CDPQ combine cement operations 

Votorantim Cimentos and institutional investor CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) have agreed to combine cement operations in North America. 
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / May 7, 2021
By Ben Spencer
Votorantim Cimentos CDPQ cement operations North America St. Marys Cement McInnis Cement
Votorantim says the combined entity will comprise operations in Ontario and the US (© Pramote Soongkitboon |

Votorantim's Canadian subsidiary St. Marys Cement can now commence with the integration process with McInnis Cement.

As part of the transaction, the parties will combine their North American assets in a jointly-held entity.

International investments platform Votorantim Cimentos International will hold 83% and CDPQ will indirectly hold 17% of the shares. 

The business combination is expected to strengthen the strategic positioning of the combined operations through increased cement production capacity, operational efficiencies and an enhanced distribution network.

The combined entity will comprise operations in Bowmanville in Ontario, Canada, and in Detroit and Charlevoix, Michigan, Dixon, Illinois and Badger, Wisconsin in the US. 

The deal also includes an extensive distribution network concentrated in the Great Lakes region — plus the Port-Daniel – Gascons plant and its distribution operations, including terminals located in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Northeastern region of the US. 


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