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Date 04/09/2013

Douglas Davidson of Lafarge Awarded “Grassroots Advocate of the Year” by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

Chicago, IL
Lafarge North America Inc.

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Lafarge North America employee Douglas Davidson the 2012 NSSGA Grassroots Advocate of the Year at its annual convention. NSSGA recognized Davidson, the dock operations manager for the Lafarge U.S. Great Lakes Market, for his outreach on behalf of the aggregates industry.

"Lafarge is proud of the outreach that Mr. Davidson has done, especially his work with local elected officials to bring awareness to our industry, "said vice president of environment and public affairs at Lafarge U.S., Craig Campbell. "Protecting the health of the aggregates industry is not just important for the companies that are a part of it, but for the many people around the country that are employed by it and their communities."

After participating in a grassroots training provided by Lafarge, Davidson participated in local events and arranged a constituent meeting at the dock in order to connect local elected officials with the issues confronted by the aggregates industry.  This is the second year in a row that a Lafarge employee has won the award.

Recipients of the award are members of NSSGA's Aggregates in Action (A2), which aims to help members enhance their grassroots efforts. Grassroots outreach is crucial for the aggregates industry, as it often faces legislative actions that can affect operations and the strength of the industry as a whole.

From aggregates to cement to concrete, safe-guarding the vigor of these sectors enables Lafarge to use all of these tools to create sustainable communities for our future. For Lafarge, all building materials play an important and equal role in helping provide comprehensive building solutions to customers.


Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Communications Director

United States
Ph: 303.895.0455

From left to right: Ron Summers, 2012 NSSGA chairman of the Board of Directors; Pete Lien, chairman of the NSSGA Government Affairs Committee; Douglas Davidson, dock operations manager for the Lafarge U.S. Great Lakes Market; Pam Whitted, NSSGA senior vice president, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs


Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has approximately 270 industrial and distribution sites and 3,700 employees in 41 States in its U.S. cement, aggregate, concrete and gypsum businesses. Lafarge U.S. is an operating unit of Lafarge North America Inc. 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 65,000 employees in 64 countries, the Group posted sales of 15.8 billion Euros in 2012. 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.

Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark, in recognition of its sustainable development actions. 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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