CEMEX expanding concrete block business in Florida

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CEMEX USA's Ft. Pierce block plant (Google Street View image)

CEMEX USA says it is expanding its concrete block business in Florida, recently restarting two plants and soon restarting a third, while accelerating production to meet heightened construction demand across the state.

The company said in a March 29 statement that it has invested more than $17 million in its block operations and mobile equipment in Florida to help customers keep up with the explosive growth in the region.

CEMEX says it has restarted its Ft. Pierce block plant and its Four Corners block plant in Davenport to increase supply. In addition, CEMEX is expected to bring a third block plant online this summer, Waters Ave. in Tampa, to further boost supply.

“Concrete block is integral for residential construction here in Florida, and the high demand for new single-family homes has strained supply across the state,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—Florida Region Jeff Bobolts. “By investing in our operations, CEMEX is working to alleviate some of those issues while giving customers additional supply sources to obtain the products they need.”

CEMEX USA produced more than 100 million units of block from its 18 operational concrete block production lines across Florida last year to help meet increased demand.

The business claims it is the largest supplier of building materials in Florida. In addition to its concrete block operations, the company’s Florida network includes three cement plants, more than 10 strategically located cement terminals, more than 20 aggregates facilities and approximately 80 ready mix plants.

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