CEMEX nearing milestone for concrete delivery for L.A. Metro Purple Line Extension - CEMEX nearing milestone for concrete delivery for L.A. Metro Purple Line Extension - CEMEX USA
CEMEX nearing milestone for concrete delivery for L.A. Metro Purple Line Extension
June 22, 2018
333,000 Cubic Yards of Concrete Will Complete Phase One of the Purple Line in 2023 with Twin-rail Subway and Three Underground Stations in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
LOS ANGELES – CEMEX USA is nearing its first milestone of delivering 50,000 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete for phase one of the Purple Line Extension, an expansion of a subway network which is set to transform multi-city transit across Los Angeles.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2023, for which CEMEX is expected to supply more than 300,000 cubic yards of concrete, and includes a 3.9-mile section of twin-rail subway and three underground stations in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills: Wilshire/LaBrea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega. The Metro Purple Line Extension will eventually connect West Los Angeles to the region’s growing rail network and provide a high-speed transit option for people to travel between regional cities, such as Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.
“At CEMEX, we take great pride in helping create a better future through the projects built with our cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete,” said Eric Wittmann, CEMEX USA Regional President—West Region. “The Purple Line Extension is one such development that is exemplary of our mission, which will improve infrastructure and transit in the great city of Los Angeles.”
This milestone is being achieved primarily from the company’s Hollywood CA facility, which has been serving the Los Angeles area for over 90 years.
“Our local roots in Los Angeles help us to acutely understand the needs and desired outcomes associated with the Purple Line Extension project,” said Bryan Forgey, vice president and general manager, Ready Mix Southern California, CEMEX USA. “It is an honor for CEMEX USA to contribute to making a long-lasting impact and improvement to multi-city transit, and ultimately to the area’s quality of life.”
Skanska, the developer that is leading the project, previously reported that CEMEX USA was selected for the Purple Line Extension based on its reputation, safety record and unique capabilities.
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, more than 50 strategically- located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mix concrete plants.