LaFarge – North America



This Design/Build project consisted of a new 2500 metric ton cement distribution facility. The terminal was planned as a 200 ton per hour loading and unloading terminal for cement and fly ash from rail and truck cars as well as a truck loading terminal. The terminal went online September 2009 and has met or exceed the design discharge goals. It features storage silos, pneumatic conveyors, high capacity bucket elevator and unique concrete framing assemblies. Also included are ancillary office and support facilities within the terminal. The project was constructed with 5 silos, with provisions for a 6th silo to be installed at a later date.

The cast in place silo support frame consisted of a 2 x 3 bay system that utilized 12 – 36” square columns, with 30” x 36” or 36” x 36” concrete beams. A total of 345 cubic yards of concrete was used to construct the frame that is designed to support the six 500 metric ton cement product storage silos. The total volume of concrete for the entire project exceeded 1,400 cubic yards.

The ND Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association presented Industrial Contract Services, Inc. with a 2010 Excellence in Concrete (Commercial Category) for their work on the LaFarge New Cement Distribution Center.


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