Buzzi Unicem USA purchases cement terminal in Illinois
Buzzi Unicem USA has completed the acquisition of a 30,000-ton cement storage dome and distribution terminal from Ozinga Bros. located in Joliet, Illinois. This is the latest addition to the extensive river-based terminal network of the company.
Buzzi Unicem has immediately begun shipping Type-I/II low-alkali cement by barge from its newly expanded plant in Festus, MO. The Joliet terminal allows the company to significantly expand distribution in Illinois. Buzzi Unicem plans to install a self-service kiosk for 24-hour, 7-day loading by early spring 2011. Our subsidiary will continue to supply customers in the northern and central part of Illinois from its rail terminal located in Oglesby, IL.