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MC0083. Texas Portland Cement Industry and Cement Resources, by M. W. McBride, T. S. Patty, and R. D. Sharpe.72 p., 42 figs., 14 tables, 4 appendices, 1992.
As a cement producer, Texas is now second only to California. A population growth and industrial expansion of the state in 1975 through 1985 created a strong market for cement, and the abundance of limestone and other raw materials used in cement production, as well as reliable energy supplies, made the siting of cement plants in Texas economically feasible. From 1970 through 1980, Texas consumed an average of 7.3 million tons of cement annually. Economic problems in the late 1980's have meant decreased production and lowered profits for the cement industry recently, and older, less efficient wet-cement plants have been closed. Many plants now have new capital, as a result of investment by European and Asian companies, however, and the cement industry of Texas is ready to renew maximum production should additional output be required.
Keywords: portland cement, cement industry, Texas
McBride, M. W., Patty, T. S., and Sharpe, R. D., 1992, Texas Portland Cement Industry and Cement Resources: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Mineral Resource Circular No. 83, 72 p.