PORT-DANIEL–GASCONS, QC, June 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - McInnis Cement is proud to announce the production of the first cement on Friday, June 16th, thus respecting the deadlines established by the company. The achievement of the production of first cement, a crucial and expected step, has been welcomed by the entire team with enthusiasm and satisfaction.
"This important milestone marks the work of hundreds of employees, workers and partners who have helped make our plant a performance model for the cement industry, both in terms of productivity and environment", said Hervé Mallet, President and CEO of McInnis Cement.
With the production of the first cement, our team has commenced the various tests required in our laboratories. Preliminarily, the results obtained over the last few hours are in line with our expectations.
"I want to express my gratitude to my exceptional team, which has been working relentlessly for months. The efforts, commitment and dedication of each employee were essential to achieve the first cement. This step constitutes a motivation to continue to work with the same determination", added the Vice-President Operations Port-Daniel–Gascons, Alexandre Rail.
Bear in mind that the construction commenced in the Spring 2014. The Port-Daniel–Gascons complex includes, the quarry, the cement plant and the marine terminal. With the very latest technologies, the plant will produce 2.2 million tons of cement annually. The company also operates its own distribution network in both Canada as well as the United States.
About McInnis Cement - The New Cement Company
McInnis Cement is a privately-held company with corporate headquarters in Quebec, Canada, with its United States headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The company's plant in Port-Daniel–Gascons, Canada is the first new plant to serve Eastern Canada as well as the U.S. Eastern seaboard and Great Lakes region in more than 50 years. McInnis Cement has constructed a deep-water marine terminal, adjacent to the plant, and operates its own distribution network consisting of terminals strategically located in the U.S. and Canada. This will allow products to be shipped quickly and efficiently to markets along the East Coast and the entire perimeter of the Atlantic Ocean.
As the newest entrant in the North American cement market, the company's goal is to supply its customers with superior-quality products that are consistently produced and reliably distributed, based on sustainable development principles. The use of advanced technology will enable the McInnis Cement plant to meet, if not exceed, the most stringent environmental standards, making its ecological footprint one of the smallest in the cement industry. More information is available at @ciment_mcinnis and mcinniscement.com/en.
SOURCE McInnis Cement
For further information: Maryse Tremblay, Director of Communications - McInnis Cement, 418-391-7525, [email protected]