Community catalyst

Lafarge Canada has teamed with BGC Ottawa (formerly the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa) to build the new Taggart Parkes Family Clubhouse, donating upward of 500 cubic meters of ECOPact low-carbon ready mixed concrete for the 15,000-square-foot facility. The recent grand opening ceremony marked a special milestone for the thousands of children and youth in underserved neighborhoods in the…

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Lafarge Canada light-duty fleet migration starts with EV charging stations

Sources: Lafarge Western Canada, Calgary; CP staff  Lafarge Canada has powered up four electric vehicle charging stations at its Kent Ave. Ready Mix Concrete Plant in Vancouver—the first of 100 such installations the producer has planned for a light-duty fleet switch to EVs by 2025. The fleet supports sales and logistics team members at concrete, aggregate and cement operations across…

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PRODUCERS – October 2021

Holcim AG has closed on Utelite Corp., adding the Coalville, Utah expanded shale lightweight aggregate producer to Holcim (US) Mountain Region materials operations serving the Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix markets. Utelite mills lightweight or structural concrete-grade expanded shale in coarse, medium and three fine classes. Its deposit east of Salt Lake City has 60-plus years of reserves. Rockingham Redi-Mix…

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Lafarge Canada adds volumetric delivery through Béton Mobile deal

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario; CP staff Lafarge Canada has acquired Béton Mobile du Québec (BMQ), citing the Montreal market operator as “Canada’s most innovative volumetric delivery concrete company.” With a payroll of 26, BMQ specializes in the innovative design and flexible dispatch of highly durable and tailor-made specialty concrete mixes. Former principal Stéphane Pelletier will continue to lead…

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PRODUCERS – APRIL 2021

Dave Semple has been named to the newly designated post of York Building Products president, overseeing the York, Pa. producer’s 10 concrete masonry plants or yards and seven stone, sand & gravel sites, along with safety management and procurement functions. He assumes duties of a former vice president and is tasked with ensuring collaboration across all building products businesses.

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20-year veteran Redfern heads Lafarge Eastern Canada

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario; CP staff

David Redfern has been appointed chief executive officer of Lafarge Eastern Canada operations, based near Toronto. With 25-plus years in construction materials, he succeeds Bruno Roux and transitions from product line general manager for Western Canada Aggregates and Greater Vancouver. 

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Lafarge Canada veteran Thibault heads realigned LH Region North America

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

LafargeHolcim has elevated René Thibault from Western Canada chief executive officer to the post of Head Region North America and Executive Committee member. He succeeds Pascal Casanova, who is leaving the producer after serving as the charter head of post-merger, North American Lafarge and Holcim businesses.

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Lafarge Canada plants log premier Responsibly Sourced Concrete certificates

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Lafarge Canada’s Burlington, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, operations have obtained Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) bronze level certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete, indicating clear chain of custody for materials, zero waste water discharge attainment due to high recycled water use, plus strong health and safety programs.

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