January 1, 1966 - New manufacturing facility replaces original plant

New manufacturing facility replaces original plant

1966

The original plant was expanded and improved throughout its operating history until 1966, when a new manufacturing facility was constructed to replace it. At that time, one 622′ x 16′ kiln replaced sixteen small kilns and production was more than doubled. This kiln was the second longest cement kiln in the world, with annual production rates of over 600,000 tons of clinker.