Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
James Taylor, Ronald Dilamarter, Ronald Seeger
Department of Geography and Geology
Master of Science
Factors affecting the spatial distribution of the Portland cement industry are discussed and applied to Kentucky. Cement is found to be both raw material and market oriented and to be highly sensitive to transportation costs. Several areas in Kentucky are found to have the necessary raw materials for cement. However, only one of these sites, Louisville, has sufficient markets to support cement production; this area is served by two factories. There are no unused sites suitable for cement production in Kentucky. The Lexington area has the potential of being able to support cement production by the year 2020.
Geography | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Perkins, Wayne, "An Analysis of Locational Aspects of the Portland Cement Industry in Kentucky" (1978). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2715.