CEMEX to Build New Rail-Loading System in Los Angeles

CEMEX USA has announced plans for a rail-served distribution terminal in Los Angeles. The company will also add a new aggregate-loading system at its quarry in Victorville, Calif. 

The new terminal in Bell, Calif., about 7 miles south of Los Angeles, is designed to receive aggregates transported by rail from the CEMEX White Mountain quarry in Victorville, approximately 100 miles away.

“The Los Angeles metro area continues to grow, and CEMEX USA continues to be a major part of that growth,” stated Eric Wittmann, CEMEX USA West Region president. “With our Victorville Cement Plant and our integrated network of more than 20 strategically-located Southern California ready-mix plants and five aggregate quarries, this planned addition to our capability demonstrates our commitment to building a better future in the communities where we operate.” 

The distribution terminal has an expected completion date of late 2017. An automated load-out system is planned for the 14-acre terminal to further expedite the delivery process. 

CEMEX has planned updates to the rail line’s infrastructure and several other enhancements to the quarry in Victorville. 

“CEMEX has helped solve infrastructure and construction challenges in Southern California for more than 100 years,” said Ignacio Madridejos, president of CEMEX USA. “This significant project reaffirms CEMEX’s continued commitment to Southern California, and will allow premium aggregates to be delivered right where they are needed most. We are proud to contribute to the sustainable development of the Los Angeles Basin for many generations to come.”