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Research Centers

Lafarge North America's research and development network consists of a technical center and product testing labs. Key objectives for these include product development, continuous improvement in product quality, and optimizing manufacturing performance. These operations are supported by Lafarge's Research Center in L'Isle d'Abeau, France. 

Corporate Technical Services Center

Lafarge North America's Corporate Technical Services (CTS) center in Montréal, Quebec, is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the North American cement industry. CTS plays a key role in cement product development and plant performance management, provides technical expertise to the overall organization, promotes knowledge sharing and synergies among functional areas and regions, facilitates employee development through rigorous training, and contributes to the company's high level of manufacturing asset performance. 

Concrete Labs

Lafarge maintains seven concrete labs in North America. These are located in Alpena, Michigan; Belleville, Ontario; Davenport, Iowa; Exshaw, Alberta; Seattle, Washington; St. Constant, Quebec; and Whitehall, Pennsylvania.  The primary objectives of these labs are to provide testing and assess product performance, support product development, and serve as a technical resource for customers.

Joppa Oil Well Cement Testing Lab

The Lafarge oil well testing laboratory in Joppa, Ill., is an ISO9001-2000-registered and API Q1-certified independent service facility devoted to the testing of cement for the oilfield industry. It is unique in the cement industry and routinely performs many specialty tests such as HTHP consistometer testing, fluid foss testing, and ultrasonic strength testing. This lab also plays a key role in product development and research.

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