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McInnis Cement signs distribution agreement with Gaspe railway

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McInnis Cement has announced the signing of an agreement with Gaspe railway corp. (Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie – SCFG) to distribute cement from New Richmond, Quebec, to various Canadian and US markets. The agreement provides for the transportation of approximately 140 000 t of cement over a five-year period.

The cement will be loaded into trucks at the mill site, transported to New Richmond and then transhipped into the cars via a measuring hopper that will be installed by SCFG.

"The use of rail combined with the efficiency of shipping brings McInnis the flexibility and competitiveness necessary for the distribution of cement that will be produced by the company from spring 2017. We are pleased to confirm this contract, It is part of the future of the railway infrastructure, and we plan to increase the volumes transported if conditions permit, "said Hervé Mallet, President and CEO of McInnis Cement.

The first railway convoys is expected to leave a few weeks after the cement production in the new installations of Port-Daniel-Gascons. McInnis Cement will be able to rely on this mode of transportation to cover the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario and the US.

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