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Date 05/04/2016

Lafarge's Presque Isle Quarry Sponsors Scholarship at National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet

Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan (a member of LafargeHolcim) sponsored student scholarships at the 2016 Black Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Annual Hunting Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet. Several employees from Presque Isle Quarry attended the event on April 16 to present the awards.


The NWTF scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors who not only maintain a high grade point average, but also support the preservation of the wild turkey hunting tradition, participate in hunting sports and demonstrate a dedication to conservation efforts through school and other activities. This year's scholarship recipients were seniors from Posen High School in Posen, Mich. Each student received $250 toward higher education at an accredited institution.


"Presque Isle Quarry is honored to be part of this year's NWTF annual banquet and to support these outstanding students who understand the importance of maintaining wildlife habitats," said quarry plant manager Allan Idalski. "Through these scholarships, we hope to encourage these students to continue in their conservation efforts."


The NWTF is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to conserve wild turkeys and preserve the hunting heritage. Through relationships with conservation partners, like Lafarge North America, NWTF has restored wild turkey populations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.




About LafargeHolcim

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today's increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers' needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.


In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 6,000 people.  Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.


Lafarge North America Inc., Holcim (US) Inc., and their subsidiaries are LafargeHolcim companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States. These companies are sometimes referred to as "LafargeHolcim US" for editorial convenience.  


Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Head of Communications, U.S. Aggregates and Construction Materials

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