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Date 20/03/2013

Lafarge's Paulding Plant Earns License For API Well Cement Products

Chicago, IL

Lafarge North America Inc.


Lafarge North America is pleased to announce that its Paulding, Ohio cement plant has been granted a license by the American Petroleum Institute (API; to monogram conforming well cement products manufactured at the plant.  API's Monogram Program provides assurance through robust certification processes that manufacturers of equipment and materials meet the requirements for manufacturing quality.  Such API programs have provided a technical foundation to the oil and gas industry since 1924.


"With this announcement, Lafarge reinforces its commitment to serve the oil and gas industry in Ohio and beyond," said John Stull, Lafarge U.S. CEO. "The announcement is also important for the local communities, as high quality well cements contribute to the responsible development of natural resources, which in turn supports economic growth."


Cement products bearing the API Monogram will be targeted for use by customers in well cementing applications.  Such applications play a fundamental role in oil and gas industry standards of well completion practices, which help protect the environment and communities around wells.


This latest API Monogram further positions Lafarge as a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality materials to the oil and gas industry.  With the Paulding announcement today, Lafarge now has three plants in the United States with a license from API; the remaining two production facilities are Joppa, IL and Whitehall, PA.


The Paulding facility, which has been producing materials for the construction industry since 1956, will support rapidly growing demand for API monogrammed products in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  Lafarge's extensive network will continue to supply oil and gas markets throughout North America.


Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Communications Director

United States
Phone: 303.895.0455


Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has approximately 270 industrial and distribution sites and 3,700 employees in 41 States in its US cement, aggregate, concrete and gypsum businesses.  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, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete. With 65,000 employees in 64 countries, the Group posted sales of 15.8 billion Euros in 2012.  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. 


Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark, in recognition of its sustainable development actions. With the world's leading building materials research facility, the Lafarge Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

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