Media Center Header
Media Center

CEMEX Takes Top Spots in US Quarry Rankings

Date published: June 21, 2017

HOUSTON — CEMEX continues to show its leadership in aggregates with new rankings from the U.S. Geological Survey that list three of CEMEX’s quarries in the top 25 Crushed Stone Operations in the nation, with Balcones Quarry taking the top spot.

Statistics from the USGS recently released show CEMEX’s Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Tex., was the number one quarry in the United States for production volume in 2015, and CEMEX’s FEC Quarry in Miami ranked fourth.

CEMEX Takes Top Spots in US Quarry RankingsA look at the aggregates produced at FEC Quarry in Miami, Florida.

Balcones Quarry is integral in providing crushed stone for aggregates projects in the growing Texas markets, producing approximately 10-12 million tons of limestone materials per year. More than 100 employees work at the facility. CEMEX recently invested in a water recycling plant at Balcones Quarry that uses 90 percent less water annually than its previous wash plant.

FEC Quarry in Florida supplies crushed stone across Florida for new buildings and critical roads. The quarry is also recognized for its community involvement. Earlier this year, the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) named FEC Quarry as a Bronze Community Relations Award winner.

CEMEX Takes Top Spots in US Quarry Rankings CEMEX crews load rock at the Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, to send to the crusher and wash plant.

“Our quarries are crucial parts of CEMEX, and we are proud to set the standard for our industry,” CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos said. “CEMEX quarries provide the products our customers need every day to build better communities, and our employees do it while putting safety and sustainability first.”

A third CEMEX quarry, Krome Quarry in Florida, was also ranked in the top 25 in the nation by USGS. CEMEX has more than 50 quarries across the United States.


CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Its U.S. network includes 11 cement plants, 43 strategically located distribution terminals, 57 aggregate quarries and more than 270 ready-mix concrete plants.