The Town of Ragland (Ala.) and the St. Clair County Commission both approved National Cement Co. of Alabama’s application and incentives for a $250 million kiln expansion project at its Ragland production plant.

National Cement, which has been producing cement in Ragland since 1910, said construction on the project is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2020, with start-up scheduled for 2022. Operations at the facility will continue during the construction process.

“We are excited about our kiln project in Ragland. It will ensure that our employees and our Ragland facility can continue to be competitive for years to come by upgrading our plant with the latest technology and equipment,” said Spencer Weitman, National Cement of Alabama’s president. “We have enjoyed a long, successful partnership with the Ragland community, and look forward to that continuing for many years to come.”

The Ragland plant ships manufactured cement products to a diverse customer base across the Southeast.

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