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Cemex to build rail terminal in Southern California

The new loading system will be used to bring aggregates to the L.A. region.
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Cemex USA last week announced plans to build a rail-served distribution terminal in Bell, Calif., and a new aggregate loading system at its quarry in Victorville, Calif.

The new loading system will be used to bring aggregates to the L.A. region, while the terminal is designed to accommodate an increase in construction projects in the area, according to a company press release.

The terminal in Bell, about 7 miles from downtown L.A., is designed to receive aggregates transported by rail from the quarry, which is 100 miles away. Additionally, Cemex will update the rail line's infrastructure at the quarry.

An automated load-out system is planned for the 14-acre terminal to further expedite the delivery process, company officials said.

Expected to be completed late this year, the terminal will be located near several main freeways, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from trucking.

"The Los Angeles metro area continues to grow, and Cemex USA continues to be a major part of that growth," said Eric Wittman, president of Cemex USA's West region. "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 we operate."

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