Boral to axe 28 jobs from Maldon cement works

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Australia: Boral will cease clinker production at its Maldon cement plant in New South Wales on 31 December 2014, axing up to 28 jobs in the process. Boral Cement's executive general manager, Ross Harper, said that a decline in demand for off-white clinker, which forms the basis of a range of specialty cement products, was behind the decision.

"Unfortunately, demand has declined sharply as consumers switch to products made from imported white clinker," said Harper. "This decline has coincided with a downturn in demand, rising costs of production, the availability of cheap imported clinker and the slow recovery of the building and construction industry." He said that the combination of these factors, plus the Maldon kiln's high cost and sub-scale output, rendered off-white clinker production unsustainable at Maldon. Harper added that Boral would maintain its Maldon grinding mill, packaging and associated logistics on site.

Last modified on 29 January 2019

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