RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSN (Bovespa:
CSNA3, NYSE: SID), Company that combines steel, mining, infrastructure and
cement businesses, publicly informs that its cement plant is in final
construction stage, expected to be operational by early 2009, with initial
production estimated at 1 million tons of high-quality cement. Raw material
for cement production will be blast furnace slag from President Vargas Mill
owned by CSN. Annual production capacity is expected to reach 2.3 million
tons by 2010.