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Date 06/01/2015

Lafarge Ravena Supports Wildlife Education with Deer Mountain Nature Trail Cleanup Day

On May 19, Lafarge North America's Ravena Cement Plant organized a maintenance day to help clean up the Deer Mountain Nature Trail, a nature preserve owned by Lafarge. Employees from the Ravena plant and the Lafarge U.S. Executive Committee worked alongside community volunteers to prepare the trail and surrounding area for the 2015 summer season.

 

"Lafarge is committed to giving back to our communities and volunteer efforts such as this truly improves the natural resources available in Ravena," said Craig Campbell, Vice President, Public Affairs, Environment and Land for Lafarge U.S. "We hope to contribute to building better cities by coming together to devote time and effort to environmental and community programs that need us most."

 

More than 20 Lafarge employees donated their time to assist with the cleanup.

 

"We are thrilled that so many people come out to support our efforts in maintaining this important piece of land," said Mike Kralik, Ravena Cement Plant manager. "We're proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years at Deer Mountain Trail and are excited to continue working with our neighbors and local schools who use this land for recreation and education."

 

In 1995, Lafarge North America bought Deer Mountain Nature Trail, which consists of 150 acres of land, including more than three miles of trails that are open to the public. This nature preserve and trail system is home to a variety of plants and animals that thrive throughout its low wetlands and dryer upland forest, making it a frequent destination for local school children and other members of the community who are interested in learning about wildlife. The preserve, which includes interactive signage to encourage educational activities, was recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council as a both a Corporate Lands for Learning Certified site and as a Signatures of Sustainability site.

Contact:

Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood

Director of Communications, U.S.

Ph: 303-895-0455

joelle.lipski-rockwood@lafarge.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has close to 200 industrial and distribution sites and approximately 2,500 employees in 39 states in its U.S. cement, aggregate and concrete businesses. Lafarge U.S. is an operating unit of Lafarge North America Inc. Lafarge is committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and being active in local environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships including the Wildlife Habitat Council, Habitat for Humanity and the National Building Museum. More information is available on the Lafarge North America website: www.lafarge-na.com


Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is a world leader in building materials and employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. 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. More information is available on the Lafarge Group's website: www.lafarge.com

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