Cemex acquires Blue Star Materials’ Texas quarry

By |  September 13, 2018

Cemex USA acquired Blue Star Materials’ turnkey, fully-operational aggregate quarry in Chico, Texas.

The acquisition expands and strengthens Cemex’s aggregate network in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 122-acre site and quarry plant is located approximately 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth and has more than 25 years of quality limestone reserves, according to the company.

“The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to grow exponentially over the next 30 years,” says Joel Galassini, regional president of the Texas and New Mexico region for Cemex USA. “By acquiring a quarry that’s currently operational, we can start contributing to that growth almost immediately and bring Cemex’s strong network along with our expertise to projects in the Metroplex.”

The addition of the Chico, Texas, quarry will add to Cemex’s existing Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, which was recently ranked as the top crushed stone operation in the nation by volume, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Cemex’s Texas network also includes one centrally-located cement plant, five aggregate operations, close to 10 distribution terminals and nearly 30 ready-mix plants. In addition, Cemex was recently ranked as a top sand and gravel producer by USGS.

Zach Mentz

About the Author:

Zach Mentz is the managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. He also serves as the managing editor for Portable Plants & Equipment magazine. Zach received a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from John Carroll University, where he served as editor in chief for the university’s student newspaper, The Carroll News. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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