At Cemex, hundreds of us proudly call Hernando County home. It’s not hard to find folks at our quarries, plant, and mill with ties that stretch back generations, often with parents and grandparents who’ve worked the same job. Over the years, the biggest change has been modern environmental technology and techniques. Listed alongside Google and SpaceX as one of Fortune’s 50 companies changing the world, Cemex has pioneered the use of cleaner and greener alternative fuels. Using only a small percentage of our land for operations, we’re able to leave thousands of acres in a natural state. Like most folks, we’ve learned to care for the land better with each passing generation—so that we can protect it for every generation to come.
Our Brooksville operations—which include a cement plant, aggregate quarry, and ready-mix facility—enjoy a long local history, stretching back more than four generations.
Recent history begins with Central Florida’s legendary F. Browne Gregg, who founded Florida Crushed Stone in 1971. Within three decades, the company employed more than 600 people in Florida and Georgia and owned a dozen facilities—including historic operations in Hernando County. Florida Crushed Stone later became part of Rinker Materials, another Florida-based company (and the life’s work of another Sunshine State entrepreneur, Marshall “Doc” Rinker). Cemex took over Rinker’s operations in 2007 and has continued to invest in the local economy, local jobs, and local community causes in Hernando County.
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