CEMEX, a Mexico-based global building materials company, opened the company's first 21,000 square foot admixture blending plant in the United States in Brooksville, Florida.
The plant is designed to provide CEMEX's nearby ready-mix plants with up to 16 different products for regular as well as high performance concrete applications. When fully-operational, the plant will service CEMEX's nearly 160 ready mix facilities throughout its Florida and Mid-South Regions.
"This blending plant produces specialized admixtures developed by CEMEX, and therefore, enables us to create concrete mixtures that differentiate us in the marketplace," said CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos. "The centralized location of the facility ensures we can deliver those unique admixtures to the facilities that need it, providing our ready-mix customers with exceptional value-added products and allowing our plants to be ready for any request."
Admixtures developed and produced include a full family of products, such as normal and high range water reducers, setting accelerators and retarders, air-entraining agents and specialty products, all blended using a state-of-the-art automated system. The products leaving the facility are loaded into totes, enabling trucks to carry up to 16 different admixtures to CEMEX ready-mix plants.
According to company officials Brooksville blending plant is the first of three CEMEX admixture plants scheduled to open in the U.S. CEMEX plans to open additional plants in Texas and California at existing sites in the coming months.