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Date 10/23/2012

Lafarge Three Rivers Quarry Receives Sentinels of Safety Award

Reston, VA

Lafarge North America Inc.


The Lafarge North America Three Rivers Quarry was recognized by the National Mining Association for its outstanding 2011 safety record with the Sentinels of Safety Award. This is the sixth Sentinels of Safety Award for Three Rivers.


"We are very proud to receive this prestigious award from the National Mining Association for the sixth time," said plant manager Gary Proctor. "Every employee at this site is committed to working in a safe and healthy environment and focuses on this goal every day. We look forward to continuing our tradition of safe operations for many more years."


As a show of the multi-level cooperation and teamwork involved in their achievement, vice president and general manager of the river aggregate market, Matthew Dantinne; plant manager, Gary Proctor; production foreman, Jason Rednour; and truck drivers, Penny Holbrook and Felishia Burke traveled to Las Vegas to accept the award on behalf of all employees. One of the most important rules that the employees at Three Rivers follow to achieve this standard of safety is always paying attention to the job that they are doing and watching out for others on their team.


The Sentinels of Safety Award is given to the safest sites with a minimum of 4,000 injury-free hours for the calendar year. The awards began in 1925 and still today remain the nation's most prestigious award for mine safety in the United States. Proctor stated that Three Rivers will be applying for the award again next year.


Lafarge employees around the United States are committed to creating safe and healthy work sites.  Each June, Lafarge celebrates Health and Safety Month. Plants and facilities around the world acknowledge their achievements and promote health and safety awareness through programs and demonstrations, access to on-site health and wellness professionals, field days, and events that encourage health and safety in their local communities.


Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Communications Director

United States
Ph: 303.895.0455

From left to right: Felishia Burke, Jason Rednour and Penny Holbrook accept the Sentinels of Safety Award on September 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev.



Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has more than 270 industrial and distribution sites and 4,200 employees in 41 States in its US cement, aggregate, concrete and gypsum businesses.  Lafarge is active in local environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships including the Wildlife Habitat Council, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Habitat for Humanity, the American Institute of Architectural Students and the National Building Museum.


Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete. With 68,000 employees in 64 countries, the Group posted sales of 15.3 billion Euros in 2011.  Lafarge North America Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Lafarge Canada Inc., are Lafarge Group companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. 


The Lafarge Group entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions.  For the second year in a row, the Lafarge Group ranked amongst the top 10 of 500 companies evaluated by the "Carbon Disclosure Project" in recognition of the Group's strategy and actions against global warming.  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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