Detroit truck city

Lafarge North America has opened a state-of-theart cement distribution terminal in Detroit. The facility is expected to reduce loading times for cement trucks and enhance the firm’s ability to supply environmentally friendly blended cements to the region. It allows the company to create precisely proportioned and fully blended products on demand to meet virtually any specification, including high-performance ternary and quarternary blends. The new center features North America’s largest cement silo, with fully automated blending and truck-loading operations. It also includes an automated truck delivery system, a high-speed vessel receiving system for faster unloading of barges and ships, and a 35,000-square-foot packaged-product warehouse, where a high-speed packaging and palletizing operation can produce up to 2,500 bags per hour. For more about Lafarge North America, visit

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