Sunday, March 01, 2009

Proposed cement plant near Seligman draws opposition

A year and a half after announcing plans for a 1.9 million ton per year cement plant northwest of Seligman, opposition is coming from environmental groups worried about air quality in the Grand Canyon region.

Cement giant Cemex says the Seligman Crossing plant is on the BNSF rail line, adjacent to high calcium limestone deposits, and strategically located between growth centers in Flagstaff and Kingman and close enough to supply Phoenix area building needs.

Arizona has been a net importer of cement in recent years. [right, location map of Seligman Crossing. Credit, Cemex USA]


  1. Anonymous12:28 PM

    NO I oppose cement company

  2. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Has anyone heard if the plant ever became operational? I cannot seem to find any information about the status of the plant, even on Cemex's website.

  3. This project called Seligman Crossing, was being planned, but was not built, as the recession came. We did not know the exact location for the proposed plant, but expected it would be close to highway and railroad near Seligman.

    Today Arizona has over capacity for cement production, so any development seems unlikely in the near future, in our opinion.