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Date 10/27/2010

Lafarge's Fredonia Cement Plant Lets Its Community Pride Hang High Through Local Flag Pole Project

Fredonia, Kansas

Lafarge North America Inc.


This fall, Lafarge Midwest, a subsidiary of Lafarge North America, had the privilege of saying "thank you" to the people of Fredonia, KS for their continuous support of Lafarge's Fredonia cement plant.


During the summer, Fredonia officials approached Lafarge for assistance in conducting major maintenance on the tall flag pole located at Flag Park. Sean Brennan, the Lafarge Fredonia Plant Manager, immediately agreed to help.


Over the period of two weeks in September, the employees and management of the Lafarge Fredonia cement plant had the privilege of working with Fredonia's Flag Restoration Committee, the City of Fredonia maintenance teams, Alert Construction, TCI Fabrication and Relph's Machining in the restoration of Flag Park in Fredonia, KS. The efforts of those involved resulted in the repair of the 97' tall flag pole and the restoration of all park lights and rails.


"Working on community projects like this one provide a great source of pride for all our Lafarge employees," said Sean Brennan, Fredonia's Plant Manager. "It's our chance to say thank you to the community for their support over the years and our chance to give back."


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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