May 8, 2017
Rebuilding the Rail Line: Québec Provides the Means to the Gaspésie to Prosper
Port-Daniel–Gascons, May 5, 2017 – McInnis Cement enthusiastically welcomes the confirmation by the Québec Government to rebuild the Gaspésie railroad between Matapédia and Gaspé. Once the infrastructure is restored to McInnis’ cement plant site, the annual number of railcars delivering cement to the company’s customers will potentially rise from 300 to 2,000.
”The flexibility of the railway combined with our maritime distribution mode allows us to improve our logistics chain and reach certain markets more efficiently, in all seasons,” said McInnis Cement CEO Herve Mallet. ”I am proud that, even before our production began, our company’s presence in the region already positively contributes to improve operating conditions of other Gaspesian companies. The economic vitality of the Gaspésie is gaining strength and confidence thanks to the contributions of companies such as ours as well as LM Wind Power, whose growth and dynamism I salute.”
Last December, McInnis Cement confirmed its use of the rail for a volume of approximately 28,000 tonnes per year over five years, through a transshipment facility in New Richmond, fed by truck from Port-Daniel–Gascons. Railway repairs towards the East, will result in the transport of at least 200,000 tonnes of cement per year by rail.
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.
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