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Date 08/30/2010

Lafarge's Fredonia Cement Plant Celebrates Safety Milestone

Fredonia, KS

Lafarge North America Inc.


Lafarge North America's Fredonia Cement plant recently celebrated a significant safety milestone. The plant's employees achieved five years without a lost time incident or, in other words, without enduring an incident severe enough to require an employee to miss work time.


This accomplishment is particularly significant in the construction materials industry, since on any given day employees work with heavy machinery, large mobile equipment, high heat, confined spaces, or heights requiring tie-offs.


"Safety is considered a core value at Lafarge and an ethical responsibility for every employee," said Sean Brennan, Plant Manager at the Fredonia Cement Plant. "It's not a box that we tick or something that we cross off our to-do list - it is engrained in our culture and it's how we do business. It's important to each one of us and even more significantly, it's important to our families," added Brennan.


Health and Safety are top priorities for Lafarge. Milestones such as these are recognized throughout the company and celebrated with employees to help permeate the focus on safety not only throughout the workforce, but also to extend that philosophy into the employees' homes.



Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Communications Director


The Lafarge Group is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 15.9 billion Euros in 2009. Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge North America" or "Lafarge"), a Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada.

In 2010 and for the sixth year in a row, the Lafarge Group was listed in the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World". With the world's leading building materials research facility, the Lafarge Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

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