GCC will use the pozzolan as source feed for an inter-ground product (Type 1P cement) at its Tijeras cement plant. This plant is near Albuquerque, New Mexico. GCC’s Type 1P cement has a demonstrated capacity to mitigate against harmful chemical attack on concrete. It is now available to customers. This means the concrete becomes more durable over time. Additionally, this product has the approval of both the New Mexico and Texas departments of transportation.
“We look forward to this relationship with GCC,” said Jeffrey Whidden, president of CR Minerals Company. “This agreement is further testament to our company’s continued growth into the pozzolans industry. It will provide a great long-term solution to the shortage of quality fly ash for the construction industry in New Mexico and northwest Texas.”
Ron Henley, president of GCC’s U.S. Division said, “Blended cements are a strategic priority for GCC as we look to the future. Securing a long-term source of natural pozzolan material also helps provide our customers with a product that eliminates the concern over dwindling fly ash supply. It also enables GCC to reduce our carbon footprint with a more environmentally-friendly product.”
About CR Minerals Company, LLC
CR Minerals Company is a global leader in pumice products. It is also a manufacturer of pozzolanic materials (natural pozzolans and remediated fly ashes) for the construction and oil and gas industries. CR Minerals has operations in both New Mexico and Colorado and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
GCC is a leading supplier and producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and construction–related services. It has locations in the United States, Latin America and also Canada. Annual cement production capacity is 5.8 million metric tons. The company employs approximately 3,000 employees in the U.S. (Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming) and also in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.