Sources: LafargeHolcim, Zurich; CP staff
Holcim Participations (US) Inc. has completed the acquisition of Firestone Building Products earlier than projected, positioning parent LafargeHolcim to target a new and expansive building market segment. The Nashville-based manufacturer is a key player in commercial roofing and building envelope solutions in the United States, with 2020 sales approaching $2 billion, and has 15 production facilities, 1,800 distribution points plus three research & development laboratories.
“Firestone Building Products makes us a partner of choice from rooftop to foundation,” says LafargeHolcim CEO Jan Jenisch. “This truly is a milestone for LafargeHolcim as we become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.” Along with the 1,900-member Firestone Building Products team, he adds, “We will lead this iconic company’s next era of growth in flat roofing systems. As we expand its leadership in the U.S. to Europe and Latin America, I want the world to know that ‘Nobody Covers You Better’ than Firestone.”
“We are in a prime position to accelerate growth by combining [our] advanced technologies and know-how with LafargeHolcim’s global scale and reach,” affirms Firestone Building Products President Taylor Cole.