Cementos Progreso invests $690 million in Guatemala

Cementos Progreso will invest $690 million in the San Juan Cement Factory, which will produce 2.2 million tones per year when it comes online in 2012.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jorge Lemcke, general Manager, explained that the project started at the end of 1998 with the search for a place to set up the factory, and in 2005 they bought the San Gabriel Buena Vista farm in San Juan Sacatepequez, where they found raw material reserves to produce cement for the next 50 years.

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Cement Plant for $50 million in Nicaragua

November 2013

Mexico's Cemex will build a new plant for grinding and packing under an agreement with the Compañía Nacional Productora de Cemento.

From the statement released by Corporaciones Nacionales del Sector Público (CORNAP):

Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Cementera and CEMEX Nicaragua

CEMEX to supply cement for Panama Canal expansion

July 2010

The supply contract calls for approximately 500 thousand tons of cement.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced the signing of a supply contract with “Consorcio Grupo Unidos por el Canal”, the primary contractor for the construction of the third set of locks of the Panama Canal expansion project.

"Cementos Progreso" Confirms Investment in Guatemala

October 2009

The company received a report from the Government, stating the lack of arguments for opposing the construction of its new concrete plant in San Juan Sacatepéquez.

The announcement was made by Jorge Lemcke, General Manager of Cementos Progreso, also known as Cempro.

"Cempro expects to start importing machinery and equipment in February 2010, and begin construction in August.

Cemex Closes 5 plants in Costa Rica

April 2009

In the face of a 20% to 30% decrease in the demand for cement and concrete, the multinational closed five of its concrete plants.

Of the three production lines that Cemex has in Costa Rica, cement, concrete and aggregates, the concrete sector has been hardest hit by the crisis. With the closing of the 5 facilities, there are only 3 left operating.

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