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Buzzi Unicem USA - Project Update

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Herbert Reckziegel

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2015

Major Expansion Project Update

Sweetwater, Texas - Buzzi Unicem USA is pleased to report that the major project to modernize and expand its cement production at the Maryneal Texas plant remains on schedule for anticipated completion by early 2016.

According to the Project Manager Herbert Reckziegel, “this project has required the coordination of a variety of equipment and up to 600 workers; all of which has provided opportunities for our community.  A minor setback was experienced due to the spring weather; however, this challenge was met and the project schedule remains intact.”    Reckziegel went on to say, “when harnessing this many moving pieces – people and equipment – safety has to be a number one concern.”

As previously noted, this expansion project involves the construction of a new cement plant doubling the capacity of the existing one, installing state-of-the-art technology, saving water and fuel, and reducing the environmental footprint.

“The impact of the expansion is far reaching-from the construction workers to the suppliers, lodging, fuel, restaurants, and more.  Even the extensive spring and summer rains couldn’t dampen the progress of the expansion. The biggest impact will be the longevity of the plant.  New technology will provide new market opportunities whether it is through more efficient production or increased investment in logistics.  The Maryneal plant has been in Nolan County for more than 50 years and we expect that Buzzi Unicem USA will be here for at least another 50!” added Ken Becker, Executive Director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED).

Buzzi Unicem USA, the Maryneal Plant and the MN32 Project team remain committed and very excited about this effort.  We also believe this project underscores the company’s commitment to ensuring future development of the economy in west Texas. ###

About Buzzi Unicem USA

Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Buzzi Unicem USA is one of the leading cement manufacturing companies in the US. The Company operates 7 cement manufacturing plants and 30 distribution terminals in the United States. Buzzi Unicem USA, with approximately 1,400 valued employees, supplies cement and masonry cement to over 3,800 ready -mix concrete, highway and airport paving firms, concrete block companies and concrete product firms.