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class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing, and thus become part of the circular economy.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and consist of materials from the source water (sediments and naturally occurring elements) and treatment chemicals (coagulants and polymers).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>They contain a chemical profile that mimics that of red shale, a virgin aggregate input required as a raw material in cement manufacturing. The agreement, which follows environmental and industrial trials, would mean fewer virgin materials would be needed to be mined, while residuals would be kept out of the landfill.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">LafargeHolcim&rsquo;s Global 2030 Sustainability Plan calls for increased waste-derived resources to be used in its manufacturing processes. The agreement with Metro Vancouver represents a minimum of 10,000 tonnes per year.<br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">&ldquo;We are proud to have this partnership with local government and industry,&rdquo; said Pascal Bouchard, Richmond Cement Plant Manager. &ldquo;These residuals will soon be part of our city landscape -- reused as an ingredient in concrete that is used in construction from sidewalks to skyscrapers. I am hopeful that the research we have undertaken will allow other municipalities to consider industrial re-use options for their water treatment residuals.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">The Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant treats water from Metro Vancouver&rsquo;s Seymour and Capilano water reservoirs, with about 250 truckloads of residuals shipped to the Vancouver Landfill annually. A display will be set up at the plant to educate students and residents about the path it takes for residuals to become cement and eventually concrete.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">&ldquo;We are very excited to be working with Lafarge on this innovative project, which uses residuals as a product, while reducing our overall environmental impact,&rdquo; said Darrell Mussatto, Chair of Metro Vancouver&rsquo;s Utilities Committee. &ldquo;Our goal is to recover valuable resources from our utilities, and this project aligns perfectly with what we are hoping to achieve.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%;" class="Titreinfosgnrales">&nbsp;</p><br /><a href="https://vimeo.com/224523328"> Video</a><br /><a href="/Lafarge_Metro_Vancouver_Press_Release_Aug_3_2017.docx"> Press Release (ENG)</a> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:18:52 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/Water Treatment Residuals Diverted from Landfill now Landing in Cement/PR#965544196&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2017-08-03T21:18:52Z LafargeHolcim receives concrete responsible sourcing certificates from Concrete Sustainability Council http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/LafargeHolcim receives concrete responsible sourcing certificates from Concrete Sustainability Council/PR#1274795452&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>LafargeHolcim's operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ontario and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alberta. Both plants received CSC bronze level certification for operating in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way. In particular, the plants were recognized for having a clear chain of custody for materials, demonstrating a commitment to responsible sourcing. Other highlights included achieving zero waste water discharge due to high recycled water use and having a strong health and safety program. This is the first time that plants of any building materials company in North America have been recognized with this type of certificate.</p> <p><br />Pascal Casanova, Region Head North America of LafargeHolcim stated: "We are very proud being the first to receive this certification in North America and to supply certified responsibly sourced concrete to our customers We consider sustainability to be both a responsibility and a business opportunity. We encourage the whole construction sector to play its part in responsibly sourcing concrete."</p> <p><br />The CSC Responsible Sourcing System for Concrete has been developed by the CSC together with a large group from the industry as well as certification institutes. LafargeHolcim is a founding member of the council. The Responsible Sourcing System is designed to provide transparency on the environmental, social and economic responsibility of concrete, cement and aggregate companies' operations and their supply chains. By creating a global certification system for responsibly sourced concrete, the CSC aims to foster continuous improvement in the concrete sector. It additionally seeks to highlight the essential role of concrete in creating a sustainable construction sector.</p> <p><br />In the future LafargeHolcim will seek to obtain more such certifications in all geographic areas where it operates as sustainability is one of the four global strategic pillars for the LafargeHolcim Group. According to its 2030 Plan, the LafargeHolcim Sustainability Strategy, the Group will generate one-third of net sales from building solutions with enhanced sustainability performance by 2030.</p><br /><a href="/06222017-press-lafargeholcim-certificate-canada-de.pdf"> Press Release (DE)</a><br /><a href="/06222017-press-lafargeholcim-certificate-canada-fr.pdf"> Press Release (FR)</a><br /><a href="/06222017-press-lafargeholcim-certificate-canada-eng.pdf"> Press Release (ENG)</a> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:20:17 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/LafargeHolcim receives concrete responsible sourcing certificates from Concrete Sustainability Council/PR#1274795452&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2017-06-26T08:20:17Z Lafarge to Sponsor Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/Lafarge to sponsor Habitat for Humanitys Jimmy Carter Work project/PR#502883873&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>LAFARGE TO SUPPORT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>2017 JIMMY &amp; ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT IN CANADA&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Suggested Tweet: </strong>150 Canadian families to get hand-up from Jimmy Carter Work Project @HabitatCanada @Lafarge_Canada #affordablehousing #concrete</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, Lafarge Canada Inc. will be a <strong>Gold </strong>sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Canada's biggest build project ever. Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will be taking place in every province and territory across Canada with a goal to collectively build 150 homes to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, will be visiting Canada from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Habitat Canada has a long history of creating affordable housing opportunities. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages. Habitat for Humanity's innovative approach helps working families on a new path to better, affordable living conditions that lead to improved health and stronger childhood development, as well as a decrease in reliance on food banks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"Lafarge is proud to continue its work building better cities and communities by sponsoring the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. We are confident that our donation of ready-mix concrete and concrete paving will add to the sustainability of the Carter Place development in Edmonton which will house 58 families. Concrete will provide a safe and long-standing foundation for the homes as well as a highly durable pavement which will minimize maintenance requirements," commented Bruce Willmer, Vice President and General Manager for Lafarge in Edmonton. "We support Habitat for Humanity Canada's important work because Lafarge believes that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live," continued Bruce.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to supporting Habitat's Carter Work Project, Lafarge has supported Habitat throughout Canada with donated materials and volunteer time for some 20 years. Of note, are the first NetZero energy precast concrete homes in North America which Lafarge built to benefit Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. See: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrg292dwSTA" target="" title="">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrg292dwSTA</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat, to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.&nbsp;</p><br /><a href="/Lafarge_to_Sponsor_Jimmy_Carter_Work_Project.pdf"> Press Release</a> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:30:48 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/Lafarge to sponsor Habitat for Humanitys Jimmy Carter Work project/PR#502883873&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2017-03-22T16:30:48Z UBC to Host LafargeHolcim Awards Jury http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1481783087235/PR#2921023&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA'S<br />SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE<br />TO HOST LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION JURY</strong></p> <p><br />Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of the global group LafargeHolcim, is pleased to announce that the University of British Columbia's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) will host the North American jury to judge the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. The Awards are an activity of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.</p> <p><br />SALA Director, Ron Kellett comments, "We are honoured to host the North American regional jury of the largest global design competition so closely aligned with the design and sustainability leadership values at the core of our School. LafargeHolcim Foundation has chosen only SALA and MIT as its partners in North America which demonstrates the calibre of academic rigour applied to the Awards."</p> <p><br />The Head of the jury will be SALA faculty member Dr. Ray Cole, Professor of Architecture and former Director of SALA. Dr. Cole has been a distinguished, award winning teacher, researcher and thought leader in environmental issues in architectural design and education for the past 40 years. He is a former Director of the Canada Green Buildings Council and academic director of UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, an academic research group directed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building technologies and urban development practices in society.</p> <p><br />Mr. Cole will be joined by an esteemed group of leaders in the architecture and academic communities including:</p> <ul> <li>Kevin Daly, Founder, Kevin Daly Architects, USA</li> <li>Paul Fast, Founder and Partner, Fast &amp; Epp, Canada</li> <li>Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal, Studio Gang, USA</li> <li>Harry Gugger, Professor, Architectural &amp; Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland</li> <li>Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture, USA</li> <li>Jennifer Wolch, Dean &amp; Professor, College of Environmental Design, University of California-Berkeley, USA</li> <li>Marc Ang&eacute;lil, Professor of Architecture &amp; Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In June 2017 the jury will review all North American entries in Main and Next Generation (under age 30) categories and will consider the merits of each for awards based on five target issues for sustainable construction:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><strong>PROGRESS</strong>- Innovation and transferability<br /><strong>PEOPLE</strong>- Ethical standards and social inclusion<br /><strong>PLANET</strong>- Resource and environmental performance<br /><strong>PROSPERITY</strong>- Economic viability and compatibility<br /><strong>PLACE</strong>- Contextual and aesthetic impact</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>The competition is open to projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape architecture and urban design. There is no fee to enter. Further information about the competition is found here: https://www.lafargeholcim-foundation.org/AwardApplication/lafargeholcim-awards-2016-2017/overview</p> <p><br />Notable past Canadian award winners are:</p> <ul> <li>Nader Tehrani- NADAAA<br />Heritage Reframed/ University building renovation and extension- Toronto, Ontario</li> <li>Mason White- Lateral<br />Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network- Iqaluit, NU</li> <li>John Gunn- Laurentian University<br />Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research- Sudbury, ON</li> </ul> <div><br /></div> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /><a href="/UBC_to_Host_LafargeHolcim_Awards_Jury.pdf"> Press Release</a> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:48:10 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1481783087235/PR#2921023&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-12-14T06:48:10Z Lafarge Ready-Mix Plant Receives NRMCA Environmental Excellence Award http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1475248051370/PR#1184080421&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>Buffalo, N.Y. - September 29, 2016 -</strong> Lafarge North America's Genesee Plant in Buffalo, N.Y., has received the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's (NRMCA) Environmental Excellence Award. This national award recognizes ready-mix producers that are working toward a sustainable environment while maintaining responsible and thorough operations management practices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"We are proud of our plant for receiving this award and for its strong commitment to environmental awareness and stewardship," said Joel Nickel, head of land and environment with the company's Aggregates and Construction Materials business. "Recognitions like these demonstrate how Lafarge is continually working to improve its products, activities and training to help move toward a more sustainable future."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The NRMCA award is given to facilities that have met or exceeded government environmental compliance measures, invested staff time toward sustainable initiatives, and developed innovative procedures in sustainable plant management.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This year, NRMCA divided its Environmental Excellence Awards into three regions, with first, second and third place winners representing the Eastern, Central and Western United States. The Genesee Plant took third place in the East region.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The NRMCA honored Lafarge and other award winners at an Awards Luncheon during the 2016 ConcreteWorks in Nashville, Tenn., last week.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:08:04 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1475248051370/PR#1184080421&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-09-30T15:08:04Z Taking Low Carbon Fuel Research from the Lab to the Industrial World http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1475091974296/PR#555109549&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>September 28, 2016 (Halifax, NS) - </strong>Lafarge is proud to announce a partnership with Dalhousie University researcher Dr. Mark Gibson that will allow low carbon fuel research to be tested on an industrial scale. Working under a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant, this initiative will research the adoption of low carbon fuels in the cement industry. This continuing partnership between Lafarge Canada Inc. and Dalhousie's Faculty of Engineering will support the testing of tire derived fuel as a low carbon fuel alternative in the cement industry at the Lafarge Brookfield cement plant.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Recent laboratory studies conducted by Dr. Mark Gibson, Associate Professor in Dalhousie University's Department of Civil and Resource Engineering and his colleagues in Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dr. Michael Pegg and PhD student, Ebenezer Asamany, show that tire derived fuel has the potential to lower CO2 emissions compared with coal derived fuel when co-fired in cement kilns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2015, Dr. Gibson and his team published a report entitled Use of scrap tires as an alternative fuel source at the Lafarge cement kiln, Brookfield, Nova Scotia. "My students and I are very pleased to see this work enter the real world. Based on our research, we expect to see significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the Brookfield cement plant and thereby help Nova Scotia move one step closer to a low carbon economy," said Dr. Gibson. "We also expect that the use of tire-derived fuel will reduce NOx emissions as well as make excellent use of scrap tires," he added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /><a href="/PR_Sept._28.pdf"> The Press Release</a> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:52:35 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1475091974296/PR#555109549&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-09-28T19:52:35Z Lafarge completes modernization, reduces environmental footprint http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1473659481112/PR#243050313&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>Exshaw, AB - Today, Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw announced the completion of major modernization and environmental upgrades. Physical construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees. The team achieved a very strong safety record, hitting nearly three million hours without a lost time incident.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"It is an incredible achievement, completing a project of this scale. Completing it safely takes focus and energy and I applaud the team for its dedication to this goal," says Ren&eacute; Thibault, President and CEO, Lafarge, Western Canada. "By all accounts we consider the project to be a success, cementing our long term commitment to Exshaw, Alberta and western Canada."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The modernization effort centered around major kiln upgrades. Kilns are the heart of the cement-making process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Shut down of kiln 4 in November 2015</li> <li>Invested $20 million in kiln 5 to meet new emissions targets by retiring less efficient gravel-bed filter technology.</li> <li>Constructed a new kiln 6 with a state-of-the-art baghouse to collect particulates, as well as a vertical raw mill, the EcoDome storage facility, a pre-heater tower and a vertical cement mill to complete the expansion.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Through the modernization, Lafarge's production capacity increases from 1.3 million metric tonnes per year (tpy) to 2.2 million metric tpy. Technology upgrades led to a 60 per cent reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions, a 40 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, and a significant reduction in fugitive dust and noise coming from the plant's equipment. The Exshaw Plant has also achieved zero water discharge from its operations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Plant Manager, Jim Bachmann comments, "I want to especially thank our neighbors in the Municipal District of Bighorn, and Bow Valley residents for their support throughout this project," he added. "Their patience through the construction period and feedback contributed to our success."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The economic impact of the Plant's increased production and GDP of Alberta is estimated at $1.2 billion per year. Lafarge's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in the expansion will provide long term, well-paying employment opportunities as well as construction material for Alberta's entire built environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><img src="http://www.lafarge-na.com/wps/wcm/connect/82092e004e350acf83b4c7db4b2de450/Lafarge-Exshaw-web.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&amp;CACHEID=82092e004e350acf83b4c7db4b2de450" alt="" /><br /><a href="/Lafarge_completes_modernization_Sept_13_2016_final.pdf"> The Press Release</a> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:05:22 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1473659481112/PR#243050313&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-09-13T06:05:22Z StormTrap and Lafarge Announce License Agreement for Stormwater Solutions http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1470039429086/PR#364583592&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>New concrete answer for developers who need to reduce stormwater detention &amp; retention costs</p><p>ROMEOVILLE, IL and WINNIPEG, MB, (July 22, 2016) - StormTrap&reg;, a leading provider of stormwater management systems, and Lafarge Canada, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement. StormTrap has granted an exclusive license to Lafarge to develop and commercialize StormTrap's detention and retention products in western Canada.&nbsp;</p> <p><br />Lafarge's stormwater portfolio is proud to add StormTrap detention and retention systems. This new addition joins Lafarge's existing oil and grit separator and stormwater filtration products, providing a full range of stormwater solutions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:17:23 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PR_1470039429086/PR#364583592&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-07-22T08:17:23Z Lafarge Educates Cyclists on Blind Spots Around Concrete Trucks During Bike to Work Week http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1465746445901/PR#1975537999&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>Vancouver, British Columbia-June 7, 2016</strong> -&nbsp;More than 11,500 bike riders who participated in the HUB's <em>Bike to Work</em> week May 30-June 5th&nbsp;in Metro Vancouver benefited from Lafarge Canada Inc.'s event sponsorship and safety education.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lafarge operates over 100 ready-mix concrete trucks which travel throughout Vancouver delivering to construction sites.&nbsp;&nbsp;"We are highly conscious of the risk introduced when these large trucks travel in close proximity to cyclists.&nbsp;&nbsp;Our drivers receive specific training to equip them with cautious driving behavior on urban streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Bike to Work</em> week was an ideal opportunity for us to reach out to cyclists and build their awareness of our trucks and their blind spots, commented David Beaupr&eacute;, VP, Ready-Mix for the Greater Vancouver Area.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At three of the Celebration Stations during the event, Lafarge had a concrete mixer truck with cones highlighting the large blind spots cyclists should avoid when riding.&nbsp;&nbsp;In addition, Lafarge volunteers shared other useful tips such as the importance of planning routes, use of hand signals, and riding in a straight line.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"We were delighted to partner with Lafarge during <em>Bike to Work</em> Week to help spread important safety messaging," said Laura Jane, the Director of Corporate Engagement and Events at HUB Cycling. "We also had record-breaking <em>Bike to Work</em> Week participation this spring and couldn't have done it without the support of businesses like Lafarge."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #339966;">ADDITIONAL INFORMATION</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Lafarge Canada Inc.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of diversified construction materials and a member of the global group, LafargeHolcim.&nbsp;&nbsp;With more than 6,000 employees and 250 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community's infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Through LafargeHolcim's 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. For more information:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lafarge-na.com/" target="" title="">www.lafarge-na.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About <em>Bike to Work</em> Week</strong></p> <p>Each spring and fall, <em>Bike to Work</em> Week encourages everyone to bike the daily commute. In 2016, HUB <em>Bike to Work</em> Week will happen from May 30 - June 5.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Bike to Work</em> Week has a demonstrated track record of getting more people on bikes. In just 10 years since <em>Bike to Work</em> Week began in Metro Vancouver, the event has motivated over 88,000 participants, including over 14,000 people who had never cycled to work before.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The benefits from the <em>Bike to Work</em> Week program are numerous, from reducing the environmental impact of transportation, to building strong teams and communities and contributing to healthier lifestyles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Jennifer Lewis</p> <p>Director, Communications</p> <p>Lafarge Canada Inc.</p> <p>403-723-7151</p> <p>jennifer.lewis@lafargeholcim.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Laura Jane</p> <p>Director, Corporate Engagement &amp; Events</p> <p>HUB Cycling</p> <p>604-558-2002</p><img src="/wps/wcm/connect/c16cf0804d1c052c8532c5db4b2de450/Bike+Week-2.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&amp;CACHEID=c16cf0804d1c052c8532c5db4b2de450" alt="" /> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:48:22 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1465746445901/PR#1975537999&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-06-07T16:48:22Z LafargeHolcim North American Companies and HercuTech Sign Agreement to Market High-Performance Insulated Concrete Wall System in North America http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1465746372109/PR#1115215274&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><em>Strategic alliance will draw upon the benefits of HercuTech's advanced HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> system and LafargeHolcim's innovative concrete mix designs, technical expertise and market know-how.</em></p><p><strong>Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ - June 6, 2016 -&nbsp;</strong>LafargeHolcim, the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in North America, and HercuTech Inc., an innovative manufacturer of high-performance, pre-engineered building components for the construction industry, have signed an agreement for marketing HercuWall&reg;, a high-performance insulated concrete wall system. The collaboration combines LafargeHolcim's innovative concrete mix designs, technical expertise and market know-how with HercuTech's technologically superior HercuWall&reg;&nbsp;insulated concrete walls. The strategic alliance is expected to make this new product offering available for residential construction projects throughout North America.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> is a panelized system that is produced in a factory and quickly assembled on the job site, reducing cycle time while combining many steps into one. This patented "green" technology contributes to high LEED<sup>&reg;</sup> ratings and "net-zero" energy goals. ShearStrip<sup>&reg;</sup> technology eliminates the need for vertical rebar. Along with EPS foam insulation and LafargeHolcim state-of-the-art concrete, HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> achieves significant improvements in resilience, sustainability and cost efficiency compared to traditional wood-frame construction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The end result is an energy-efficient and cost-competitive solution for improving the quality and service life of new homes as well as keeping home prices affordable. In short, HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> incorporates the strength and long-term durability of concrete to create better walls and better homes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"LafargeHolcim's expertise in cementitious materials brings us important advantages in terms of concrete mix design and technical support for improving placement and optimizing the total system," said Michael Niemann, chairman and chief executive officer of HercuTech. "Their extensive infrastructure to service the market, customer relationships, reputation for quality and consistency, and record of commercializing breakthrough technologies-combined with HercuTech's proven HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> system-allow the strategic alliance between our companies to showcase and expand the reach of our advanced insulated concrete wall systems in North America."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"This agreement perfectly aligns with our mission to provide production homebuilders with demonstrated forward-looking technology they need," said Maik Strecker, head of growth and innovation for LafargeHolcim in North America. "HercuTech developed this game-changing system and 7th ranked U.S. homebuilder Meritage Homes provided valuable industry insight and support. HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> meets the needs of residential builders, as well as the growing demands of consumers, for more sustainable, energy-efficient homes. We are excited by the opportunity of working with HercuTech to help make this innovative insulated concrete wall system readily available to homebuilders throughout North America and setting the industry standard for affordable, high-quality insulated concrete wall systems for years to come."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #339966;">ADDITIONAL INFORMATION</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About HercuTech</strong></p> <p>HercuTech Inc. develops, manufactures and markets pre-engineered building technologies for the construction of high-performance, energy-efficient structures for home and work. The company primarily targets production home builders and multifamily developers. Other applications include custom homes, charter schools, retail centers, restaurants, and care facilities. HercuWall<sup>&reg;</sup> is both hurricane and fire rated; and meets the performance, cost, and scalability parameters that builders require. For more information, visit www.hercutech.com/products/hercuwall.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Tom Gardo, Press &amp; Media Manager</p> <p>480-284-4535, ext. 1017</p> <p>tom.gardo@hercutech.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About LafargeHolcim</strong></p> <p>As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd. and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today's increasing urbanization. Globally, LafargeHolcim has 100,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete and aggregate solutions; strong R&amp;D; and a commitment to health, safety and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers' needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project. We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life. We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In North America, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 1,000 sites and employ more than 12,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to building better cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lafarge North America Inc., Lafarge Canada Inc., Holcim (US) Inc. and their subsidiaries are LafargeHolcim companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in North America. These companies are sometimes referred to as "LafargeHolcim" for editorial convenience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact: </strong></p> <p>Stephanie Sulcer, Marketing Communications &amp; Branding Manager, U.S.</p> <p>703-480-3616</p> <p>stephanie.sulcer@lafargeholcim.com</p><img src="/wps/wcm/connect/3729d6004d1bf34c836cc7db4b2de450/Hercutech-2.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&amp;CACHEID=3729d6004d1bf34c836cc7db4b2de450" alt="" /> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:15:51 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1465746372109/PR#1115215274&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-06-06T16:15:51Z Lafarge’s Presque Isle Quarry and Local Students Release 200 Salmon Fry into the Trout River http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1465743740307/PR#186410013&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>Presque Isle, Mich. - May 10, 2016 -</strong>&nbsp;Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry (a member of LafargeHolcim), in partnership with Rogers City Middle School in Rogers City, Mich., recently released nearly 200 juvenile salmon, known as salmon fry, into the Trout River in Presque Isle County. This project was part of the Wildlife Habitat Council's Salmon in the Classroom Program.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"This is our ninth consecutive year participating in this program, over which time we've worked with students to release more than 1,600 salmon fry into the river," said quarry plant manager Allan Idalski. "We're excited to continue this relationship in the years to come to help kids in the community better understand the importance of environmental conservation."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This year's project began in October when students received the salmon eggs from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' fish hatchery. The students then monitored and maintained the salmon and their environment in the classroom over the next six months, helping the fish to grow while also learning about the lifecycle stages of developing salmon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During this time, employees from Presque Isle Quarry visited the classroom to discuss the development of salmon and the students visited the quarry for a tour. During the tour, students performed water quality testing and viewed spawning salmon on site. Once the fish reached the point where they were capable of feeding themselves (known as the fry stage), the students, along with Presque Isle Quarry employees, released the salmon into the Trout River.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>As part of the Wildlife Habitat Council's Corporate Lands for Learning, the Salmon in the Classroom program educates students on the environment while helping them to develop skills in observation, problem solving, water quality testing and macroinvertebrate identification.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #339966;">ADDITIONAL INFORMATION</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="left"><strong>About LafargeHolcim</strong></p> <p align="left">As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today's increasing urbanization. Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&amp;D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers' needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.&nbsp; We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.&nbsp; We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 6,000 people.&nbsp; Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lafarge North America Inc., Holcim (US) Inc., and their subsidiaries are LafargeHolcim companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><img src="/wps/wcm/connect/a808f1804d1bd54780a9c4db4b2de450/Presque+Isle-2.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&amp;CACHEID=a808f1804d1bd54780a9c4db4b2de450" alt="" /> Tue, 10 May 2016 15:37:18 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1465743740307/PR#186410013&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-05-10T15:37:18Z Lafarge's Presque Isle Quarry Sponsors Scholarship at National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1462394394864/PR#1519554589&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan (a member of LafargeHolcim) sponsored student scholarships at the 2016 Black Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Annual Hunting Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet. Several employees from Presque Isle Quarry attended the event on April 16 to present the awards.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The NWTF scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors who not only maintain a high grade point average, but also support the preservation of the wild turkey hunting tradition, participate in hunting sports and demonstrate a dedication to conservation efforts through school and other activities. This year's scholarship recipients were seniors from Posen High School in Posen, Mich. Each student received $250 toward higher education at an accredited institution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"Presque Isle Quarry is honored to be part of this year's NWTF annual banquet and to support these outstanding students who understand the importance of maintaining wildlife habitats," said quarry plant manager Allan Idalski. "Through these scholarships, we hope to encourage these students to continue in their conservation efforts."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The NWTF is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to conserve wild turkeys and preserve the hunting heritage. Through relationships with conservation partners, like Lafarge North America, NWTF has restored wild turkey populations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #339966;">ADDITIONAL INFORMATION</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About LafargeHolcim</strong></p> <p>As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today's increasing urbanization.&nbsp; Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&amp;D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers' needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.&nbsp; We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.&nbsp; We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 6,000 people.&nbsp; Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Lafarge North America Inc., Holcim (US) Inc., and their subsidiaries are LafargeHolcim companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States. These companies are sometimes referred to as "LafargeHolcim US" for editorial convenience. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 May 2016 21:04:50 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1462394394864/PR#1519554589&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-05-04T21:04:50Z Lafarge's Presque Isle Quarry Recognized for Safety, Environment and Community Relations http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1458241333729/PR#931904979&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>Lafarge North America (a member of LafargeHolcim) received recognition for its Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan at the 2015 National Stone, Sand &amp; Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Safety, Environment and Community Relations Excellence Awards. The quarry received the silver level award for community relations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"Our plant is committed to being a leader in environmental excellence and a good neighbor," said plant manager Allan Idalski. "We are honored to be recognized for the considerable amount of effort our team put in to being good stewards of the environment and our community."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Safety, Environment and Community Relations Award from NSSGA is given to sites based on seven factors, including community relations and outreach, donations and services, and education. The Presque Isle Quarry partners with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, 4H, the World Wildlife Federation and many others on environmental projects at the quarry. In addition, the quarry works with local schools and youth organizations to host an average of five education tours and fossil digs every year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>These awards recognize aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that are committed to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is only the latest award given to the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry, which earlier this year received two awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its commitment to environmental and conservation management at the site. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:03:29 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1458241333729/PR#931904979&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-03-16T19:03:29Z Dome name chosen, honourable mention for most creative, nostalgic and humorous http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1457731227755/PR#31446191&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>Bow Valley locals earn total of $4,000 to give to their favourite charities &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Exshaw, AB - Today, Lafarge Canada Inc. announced it will name its dome in Exshaw, the EcoDome. The name was submitted by two entrants in the competition to name the most talked about feature on Lafarge's expansion project. Jim Petersen and Bruce Brinkworth will each receive the grand prize of $1,000 to go toward their charity of choice. The contest was open to all Bow Valley Residents, and approximately 300 submissions to the contest were received before it closed February 23, 2016. Lafarge employees had the chance to review all names, selecting EcoDome as the winning entry.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"We were absolutely blown away by the number and quality of the entries," said Jim Bachmann, Plant Manager for Exshaw. "EcoDome is fitting. It's a name that reflects the balance between the economy and the ecosystem - a balance we aim to achieve in our everyday operations."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The dome helps minimize dust on the Exshaw site. It stores and blends all the raw materials needed to make high quality cement. When the contest was launched in February, Lafarge outlined the winner would get:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">Their name on a plaque outside the dome</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">A VIP tour of the dome and plant expansion</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">$1,000 donated to a charity they choose</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">Bragging rights.</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">"We thought we would see about 50 entries max, so we've been pleasantly surprised and to be honest, we've had so much fun seeing the entries, we have decided to give out a few honourable mentions," Bachmann added.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the two $1,000 checks that will go to the grand prize winners' charity of choice, four Bow Valley entrants will have the chance to make $500 donations toward their favourite non-profit organizations:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">Most creative: The Mixing Bowl, Daryl Mikalson, Justin Francis</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">Most nostalgic: The Diver-Fleming Dome, named after Dan Diver and Hugh Fleming who discovered high quality limestone in the Bow Valley. Submitted by Pat Zawada</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 0.814em; line-height: 1.231; background-color: #ffffff;">Most humorous: The Duster Buster, Taryn Wagar.</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lafarge hopes entrants will consider donating their winnings to groups working in support of our pillars for giving: education, sustainable construction and the environment. However, the company recognizes entrants have the right to put their money toward the charities that matter most to them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"We want to thank everyone who entered," said Bachmann. "It was just great to see this level of community involvement with our expansion project."&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:20:08 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1457731227755/PR#31446191&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-03-11T21:20:08Z New Tappan Zee Bridge Relies on Lafarge High-Performance Blended Cements to Achieve Resiliency, 100-Year Service Life Goals http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1457544963919/PR#231560497&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>From top to bottom, high-performance concrete used in signature cable-stayed Hudson River crossing contains Lafarge SF<sup>TM</sup> and NewCem&reg; slag cements to attain high strength and long-term durability. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p align="left">Lafarge North America is making a strong contribution to building more durable, better-connected cities with innovative blended cement mix designs to achieve the goals of high strength, resiliency and extended service life for the new signature Tappan Zee Bridge (New NY Bridge)-the largest bridge construction project in New York history.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">The New NY Bridge's landmark design has already received international acclaim for its unique and pleasinglylit angled main-span towers.The visually striking,3.1-mile twin-span Hudson River crossing-which replaces the Tappan Zee Bridge built in 1955-will be one of the widest cable-stayed structures of its kind in the world. It will comprise eight traffic lanes, four breakdown lanes, a bicycle and pedestrian lane, and state-of-the-art traffic-monitoring systems, as well as bus rapid transit and commuter-rail trains. Lafarge blended cements play a crucial role in constructing the colossal new bridge, as more than 300,000 cubic yards of high-performance concrete will be used.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">The project required the crossing's primary structural components (foundations, substructures, superstructures and bridge decks) to provide a 100-year service life before needing major maintenance. This dictated the use of materials with proven long-term performance characteristics. To meet these stringent requirements for the substructure, Lafarge collaborated with engineers from Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, to conduct sophisticated life cycle analysis and testing of different high-slag content mix recipes with numerous aggregates and admixture combinations. The analysis in Lafarge's concrete testing laboratory over several months included tests for compressive strength, permeability, durability, flowability, shrinkage, slump and consistency.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">Primary considerations in selecting the optimum concrete mix formulation for the bridge towers, piles, columns, caps and piers were strength, long-term durability, low heat of hydration, and excellent ASR mitigation and sulfate resistance. To achieve these performance goals, the team decided on a high-performance concrete containing a 64%/36% mix of NewCem<sup>&reg;</sup> slag cement and Portland Type I/II cement. Engineered for long-term durability, NewCem<sup>&reg;</sup> slag cement helps structures achieve greater strength potential, reduced permeability, and increased resistance to sulfate attack and alkali silica reaction. High replacement levels of slag cement in properly proportioned mixes also help control shrinkage, creep and thermal cracking in mass concrete structures.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p>The full bridge is supported by 86 piers, most of which bolster the long approaches (encompassing about 2 million square feet) to the bridge's main span. To meet the challenges of the approach spans over the river, their driving surface comprises nearly 6,000 precast deck segments of high-performance concrete containing Lafarge's high-performance SF<sup>TM</sup> blended cement. This Portland-silica fume cement blend produces concrete with a significantly higher compressive strength than normal concrete and is recommended for structures exposed to seawater, chloride ions, deicing salts and chemical attack. For the crossing's main spans, approximately 1,000 precast concrete deck panels containing Lafarge Portland I/II cement will serve as the roadway. When fully installed, the concrete deck panels for the approaches and main span will comprise a surface area of 65 acres and meet the project's required 100-year service life without major maintenance. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><img src="/wps/wcm/connect/56f1fb004bf89760a224a3d0f1f35757/web+pic.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&amp;CACHEID=56f1fb004bf89760a224a3d0f1f35757" alt="" /> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:11:29 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1457544963919/PR#231560497&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-03-09T18:11:29Z Lafarge’s Presque Isle Quarry Recognized for Environmental Efforts by WIildlife Habitat Council http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1457545098420/PR#1341375606&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>Presque Isle, Mich. - February 24, 2016 -</strong> Lafarge North America (a member of LafargeHolcim) is pleased to announce that its Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan received two awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its environmental and conservation efforts during the past year, including the 2015 Upland Management Award as well as a recertification of programs with WHC.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"We're proud of everyone here at Presque Isle for their efforts to maintain wildlife habitats at our site," said plant manager Allan Idalski. "These awards demonstrate our continuous efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship, and we look forward to ways we can improve our environment and continue to work with the Wildlife Habitat Council more in the future."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Presque Isle received a Finalist Distinction from the WHC and the National Wild Turkey Federation for the 2015 Upland Management Award for continued efforts in managing wildlife habitat programs. Presque Isle has created 15 different food plots in various locations at its site and volunteers from the quarry annually plant and seed as many as six areas to increase and maintain the habitat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Presque Isle also received recertification for three years for continued efforts with the WHC's Wildlife at Work (WaW) and Corporate Lands for Learning (CLL) programs. The recertification of LafargeHolcim's programs with WHC allows the company to continue making a positive step toward protecting the environment and encouraging biodiversity through community outreach and volunteerism.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The WHC works to conserve and manage habitats on corporate lands through partnerships and educational opportunities. Since 2008, LafargeHolcim has been working with WHC to restore and preserve habitats where they operate through projects that promote the diversity of native plants and animals.</p> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:39:41 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal/na/en/1_8_1-Latest_NewsDetail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_na/Site_na/AllPR/PressRelease_1457545098420/PR#1341375606&amp;amp;xts=463207&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2016-02-24T17:39:41Z