How CEMEX supplied concrete to improve Grand Canyon roadways

Updated Jun 28, 2018

cemex truck next to grand canyon

CEMEX‘s Flagstaff Ready-Mix Plant supplied 4,000 cubic yards of concrete to improve roadways, intersections, bus pads, sidewalks, and ADA ramps along Desert View Drive on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. CEMEX teamed up with Southwest Concrete Paving Co., the U.S. Forest Service, and the Grand Canyon National Park Service for three months, supplying the paving company with the concrete needed to complete the improvements.

“When we were choosing the concrete supplier for this project, we selected CEMEX because we knew that they would provide a top-quality product, safely, when we needed it,” said Chad Nuttall of Southwest Concrete Paving Co. in a press release. “This job was built under very challenging circumstances, and required quite a bit of technical skill and coordination. We were very pleased with how well CEMEX performed.”

The Flagstaff Ready-Mix Plant is 80 miles from the jobsite, so before the concrete left the jobsite, it was dosed with a hydration stabilizer to extend the working time, and then it was dosed with an accelerator after it arrived on site to prep it for the pour.

“CEMEX is committed to providing superior customer experiences so our customers can accomplish their goals and build their businesses,” said CEMEX West Region President Eric Wittmann in the press release. “Southwest Concrete Paving Co. improved both the aesthetics and safety of Grand Canyon National Park’s roadways with the Desert View Drive project, and we are proud to have been able to supply them with the right concrete for the job.”