Longtime Ragland, Alabama Operation in Midst of 2-year,
$250-million Expansion Plan

A new blending silo soars high above National Cement’s longtime Ragland, Alabama operation, the first major phase to be completed during the company’s $250-million expansion. National is adding a new high-tech kiln line to their southeastern operation, which includes a new roller mill, preheater, rotary kiln and clinker cooler.

Cement Production, Southeastern Market

The National Cement Company of Alabama, Inc. has been producing cement in St. Clair County, Alabama for over 100 years.

The Ragland, AL plant ships manufactured cement products via truck and rail to a diverse customer base across Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida.

We maintain distribution facilities in Georgia and South Carolina, and our territory managers are strategically located throughout the southeastern states to ensure prompt customer service and delivery of our products.

Our business objective is to offer the highest quality cement at the best possible price while maintaining our core corporate values of integrity, quality, and customer service and loyalty. As a corporate citizen in the state where many of our employees also live, we strive to be environmentally responsible in the operation of our facilities.

In addition to manufacturing cement, National Cement of Alabama's ready-mix subsidiaries (Hodgson, Kirkpatrick and Walker) serve the Southeast region's needs for high-quality residential and commercial concrete products from numerous batch plants covering the diverse markets of Alabama and Georgia.

Products

National Cement's Southeast Operation
Produces both Portland and Masonry Cement

  • Type I

    Portland Cement
  • Type I & II

    Portland Cement
  • Type 1B

    Portland Cement
  • Type III

    Portland Cement
  • Type N

    Masonry Cement
  • Type S

    Masonry Cement
  • Type N

    Color Masonry Cement
  • Type S

    Color Masonry Cement
Logistics

Terminal Operations

Ragland, AL

Shipping Pickup
524 Industrial Dr.
Ragland, AL 35131
Phone: (205) 472-2191

Acworth, GA

Terminal
4350 New McEver Road
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: (770) 974-8745
Fax: (770) 974-1014

Jefferson, GA

Terminal
359 New Salem Church Road
Jefferson, GA 30549
Phone: (706) 367-2590
Fax: (706) 367-9793

Lawrenceville, GA

Terminal
550 Seaboard Industrial Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: (770) 962-1123
Fax: (770) 962-6925

Tyrone, GA

Terminal
145 Shamrock Ind Blvd.
Tyrone, GA 30290
Phone: (770) 631-3800
Fax: (770) 631-0502

Simpsonville, SC

Terminal
1020 Old Stage Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: (864) 963-0479
Fax: (864) 963-5328
People

The Human Element:
Our Most Important
Natural Resource

National's customers span generations, and so do their employees. “People stay. It’s what we’re known for,” say Spencer Weitman, President of National Cement of Alabama. “From our managers to our sales team and on to our plant employees. We’re a people-oriented company. We've built long-term relationships and we do it from the people in the field, to middle management, to the upper management.“

Those employees have long lasting relationships with the customers.

“Rather than every three years rotating a guy through then the relationships have to start all over again,” Weitman says, “I’ve been in my job for 30 years. And we want to make sure future generations have what they need to take care of their families. That’s always our main goal with the Ragland Expansion,” Weitman says. “We’re good at what we do because of our people. We want to make sure they have a solid future.”

History

Ragland Operation First Vicat Acquisition Outside of France

Cement operations began in 1908 at the current plant site in Ragland, Alabama. The company was purchased by the Vicat Group of France in 1974. Backed by continuing committment and a steady exchange of technology and know-how, National Cement and Ragland continue to grow together.

1908

Original Plant built by the Atlantic & Gulf Portland Cement Company.

1920

The name "National Cement Company" was adopted.

1974

European cement producer Societe des Ciments Vicat of Grenoble, France acquires the operation.
Corporate Office, Southeast
2000 Southbridge Parkway Ste 600
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 423-2600
Corporate Office, California
15821 Ventura Blvd Ste 475
Encino, CA 91436-4778
(818) 728-5200

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A Member of the VICAT GROUP