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McInnis Cement begins construction at the Terminal of Oshawa

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Construction of the Oshawa, Ontario terminal, begun in late February, continues with the start of operations for this facility scheduled for late Summer 2017.

Formerly used for industrial port operations, the Oshawa site is already equipped with domes, two of which are currently being refurbished to include a cement unloading system for arriving vessels, and a truck loading station being constructed nearby. The two domes will provide a storage capacity of 14 000 t of cement and the terminal will accommodate up to 60 trucks per day for loading and delivery to McInnis customers. The Oshawa terminal will be served primarily by the NACC Quebec, the vessel chartered by McInnis for distribution through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

McInnis has identified the eastern portion of the continent as its target market. Terminal locations were selected based upon the accessibility to efficient waterways to leverage its water-based transportation advantages and high-population metropolitan areas to minimise the number of truck miles to their customers.

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