Lafarge Canada Inc. Introduces Stabilia in Eastern Canada

Lafarge adds new cement-treated aggregate product to line-up for easy landscaping work

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc., Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry, announced today the launch of its latest product available to landscaping trades in the Eastern Canada marketplace, STABILIA, a cement-treated aggregate. The Eastern Canada marketplace consists of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

Developed and engineered by Lafarge, STABILIA is a sustainable alternative to traditional base methods used for interlock paving installation and temporary road construction.  STABILIA provides the high-strength characteristics of a concrete base while maintaining the permeability rates of a granular base that can be used in a wide range of application types - from remote projects such as wind farm turbine to construction sites requiring temporary roads to interlock paving installers.

"Being the leading provider of solutions to the construction industry means offering our customers the latest sustainable innovations such as STABILIA," said Dale Holingsworth, Vice-President: Central (GTA) Aggregates, Lafarge Canada Inc (Eastern Canada). "With STABILIA, Lafarge is truly delivering on our mission of helping build better cities and communities, where we live, work and raise our families, with solutions and systems that contribute to stronger, long-lasting buildings and infrastructure, while addressing environmental concerns."

HGTV superstar Bryan Baeumler also joined Lafarge Canada for the product launch. "STABILIA is the perfect product to help professionals looking for a sustainable solution for their installation projects," said Baeumler, host of HGTV'S House of Bryan, Disaster DIY and Leave it to Bryan. "Lafarge offers a wonderful line of sustainable construction solutions that are worthy of any any project. Stabilia and the Lafarge suite of products are definitely Baeumler Approved."

STABILIA is available today in the Greater Toronto Area and soon in Eastern Canada through the Lafarge network. For more information about the product and how to order, please call 905-277-1471.

About Lafarge Canada Inc.

Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees 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 infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.

Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, 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. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.lafarge-na.com

SOURCE Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information:

Regan Watts
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
416 528 2901 or regan.watts@lafarge.com

Anne-Julie Gratton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
514 715 8698 or anne-julie.gratton@lafarge.com