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Date 17/02/2009

Lafarge Opens Joint Compound Plant in Silver Grove, Kentucky

Herndon, VA

Lafarge North America

 

Lafarge announces that it has begun operation of its new state-of-the-art joint compound manufacturing plant in Silver Grove, Ky.

 

This fully automated plant is adjacent to Lafarge's Silver Grove gypsum wallboard plant. The new plant will produce the complete range of Lafarge's current joint compound product offerings including; Rapid Coat®, Classic Coat®, Rapid Coat® Mid-Weight, Rapid Deco® and the new Rapid Coat® Low Dust compound.

 

"We are very excited to have a joint compound plant to serve our customers in the greater Mid-West. The addition of this plant helps us to become a full service provider to our customers throughout much of our trading area" said Stephen DeMay, Vice-president of Sales. "This plant will improve our value to customers by offering a larger suite of products to meet their needs."

 

Lafarge offers a full line of quality wallboard and finishing products for commercial and residential construction. Lafarge wallboard plants are located in Silver Grove, Palatka, Fl. and Buchanan, N.Y. with joint compound plants located in Chambly, Quebec and now Silver Grove.

Contact:

Louise Muth, Director of External Communications

703-480-3707

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Leader mondial des matériaux de construction, Lafarge occupe une position de premier plan dans chacune de ses activités : Ciment, Granulats & Béton et Plâtre. Avec 78 000 collaborateurs dans 78 pays, le Groupe a réalisé en 2009 un chiffre d'affaires de 15,9 milliards d'euros.


En 2010, pour la sixième année consécutive, Lafarge est répertorié dans la liste des 100 multinationales les plus engagées en matière de développement durable. Doté du premier centre de recherche au monde sur les matériaux de construction, Lafarge place l'innovation au cœur de ses préoccupations, au service de la construction durable et de la créativité architecturale.

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