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Date 08/01/2013

Lafarge Acquires New Orleans Ready Mix Business

Chicago, IL

Lafarge North America Inc.


Lafarge North America today announced that it completed a transaction to acquire the assets from the New Orleans division of Metro Materials Inc. - a family-owned ready mix provider headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.


The acquisition involves Metro Material's New Orleans assets and includes their two Ready Mix concrete plants and associated trucks and equipment. 


"We are excited to expand our businesses in New Orleans, Louisiana," stated John Stull, President & CEO, Lafarge U.S.  "The area is an important market for us and even though the economic environment remains challenging, we are willing and able to invest in our future. The acquisition will give us an opportunity to better serve our customers and allow us to continue to build better cities and communities in the area," added Stull.


Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Director of Communications

United States
Ph: 303.895.0455


Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has more than 260 industrial and distribution sites and approximately 3,400 employees in 40 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 and employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, the Group contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.  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.


With the world's leading building materials research facility, the Lafarge Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on the Lafarge Group's website:

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