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JUN 2018

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Page 18 of 75 ROCK products • June 2018 • 17 IN THE KNOW Panamint Valley Limestone Inc. announced development of a lime plant in Trona, Calif. The $45 million plant will be the only producer of lime in the state of California, where currently all lime used is imported from out of state. The plant is expected to create 30 to 40 well-paying jobs. The PVL plant will convert high-quality limestone rock, quarried from the com - pany's established limestone quarry in the Panamint Valley, into 400 tpd of high value Quick Lime and Hydrated Lime products used in cement, soil conditioning, water treatment and industrial processes. The site and air emissions credits have been acquired, the Conditional Use Permit process has started, and stud- ies and preliminary engineering have been initiated. The PVL lime plant will be located on a site northwest of the existing Searles Valley Minerals and ACE Cogeneration industrial facilities on a highly dis- turbed brownfield site. State-of-the-art emissions control equipment will be installed to minimize air emissions and very little water will be required, the company said. There will be no liquid or solid waste streams. Lime production is slated to begin in early 2021. New Lime Plant Set for California FAST FACT Lime production at the Trona, Calif., plant is slated to begin in early 2021. Cemex hosted more than 80 clients in Walnut Creek, Calif., during its first- ever California Building Materials Forum, with experts providing insight on industry trends, sharing best prac- tices and looking forward to the future of the industry. Cemex and industry professionals tackled issues facing the construction industry in northern California by delivering presentations on enhanc- ing safety, current digital trends and staffing in tight labor markets to help clients prepare for possible changes. "Cemex is consistently working to build a better future in California whether we are supporting infrastructure projects or providing products for skyscrapers that will stand for decades," said Cemex USA Regional President – West Region Eric Wittmann. "Our customers face many of the same issues, and when we can arm them with additional informa- tion we have learned, we can work as an industry to find solutions to those common pain points like staffing and driver shortages." An economist with the Portland Cement Association provided details on areas of potential growth in the next few years including infrastructure and explained potential pitfalls from a tight labor market. Ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates supplied by Cemex have been used in some of the largest proj- ects in California. Cemex has provided materials for the new Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and the widening on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. Cemex's California Building Materials Forum was the third forum the com- pany has hosted since August 2017 and others are expected to be held in markets across the United States later this year. Cemex Holds First California Building Materials Forum Suspended Magnets • Metal Detectors 814-835-6000 • Heavy-Duty Vibratory Feeders Mechanical Feeders • Low profile design • Faster feed rates for highest capacities Electromagnetic Feeders • No wear parts • Energy efficient AC operation Mechanical & Electromagnetic Feeders • Feeds stockpile hoppers • For the toughest environments • Wear-resistant & non-stick liner

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