Cimento Gaúcho has inaugurated its 400,000t/yr Montenegro grinding plant in Rio Grande do Sul. The producer invested US$20.4m in the facility, which will initially produce 100,000t/yr of cement. Besides the local market, Cimento Gaúcho also plans to supply cement from the Montenegro grinding plant to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The El Pais newspaper has reported that the plant will create 30 direct jobs, and a further 120 indirect jobs.
Cimento Gaúcho is a joint venture of Hipermix and Uruguay-based Compañía Industrializadora de Minerales.