While many companies are shipping jobs overseas, CEMEX proudly employs over 10,000 workers in the US—more than 2,500 of them in the Sunshine State. We make a product you’ll find in nearly every local road, bridge, school, church, home and hospital. In Lake County, CEMEX’s operations contribute over $35 million to the local economy and support nearly 150 jobs.
Every day, we manufacture the building blocks of modern life. The fact that those building blocks—natural sand and stone—are also locally-sourced means that Lake County’s roads, bridges and buildings can be constructed more cost-efficiently. About 75 percent of our product is used within 50-miles of its source, delivering savings to local taxpayers and enhancing the quality-of-life for every homeowner in Lake County. In Lake County, our work includes the Highway 27 expansion, Don Mealy Chevy in Clermont, the Minneola Exchange, the science lab at Lake Sumter State College and many others.
CEMEX uses only a portion of its land for operations, placing much of its property in a natural state to serve as wildlife habitat. Our efforts to protect the environment earned CEMEX the Wildlife Habitat Council’s “Wildlife at Work” certification. We’ve also partnered with local schools to create six Florida-based environmental education centers, including Center Hill, Brooksville, Davenport, Lake Wales, Miami and Engstrom Outdoor Classroom, right here in Lake County. Once the site of active operations, Engstrom is now home to a wide range of native plant and animal species. Each year, thousands of students visit our classroom to discover local wildlife and learn more about Florida’s delicate ecosystems. CEMEX takes a “hands-on” approach to problem-solving and teaches students scientific thinking skills. With guidance from our staff and local experts, students observe, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, gather, record and analyze data, and then draw conclusions. At CEMEX, we believe in teaching today’s students so we can help create tomorrow’s scientists.