James Dick Concrete to continue operating as a separate brand in Ontario
TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc., Canada's
largest provider of solutions to the construction and development
industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of eight
ready-mix manufacturing plants from James Dick Construction Limited.
The move is designed to strengthen Lafarge's ready mix concrete
business in Ontario.
"We're delighted to welcome the 30 employees from James Dick into the
Lafarge family, who will continue to serve as plant, administrative,
and sales professionals and allow us to continue building better cities
and communities with our partners in Ontario," said Bob Cartmel,
President and CEO, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada). "James Dick
Concrete has a proud history of quality and service to customers, and a
strong commitment to the local community."
The newly acquired ready mix concrete plants will operate as a separate
brand within Lafarge Canada Inc. This brand will have separate
leadership, and will operate under the James Dick Concrete name. "James
Dick Concrete will continue to operate in a manner that respects their
strong culture and heritage," said Cartmel.
"We're fully committed to maintaining the James Dick brand in the
marketplace and operating to the same high standards that they've
always had," added Cartmel.
The newly acquired plants are located in the following communities
throughout Ontario: Alliston, Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Hamilton,
Oshawa, and Scarborough. James Dick Concrete will continue to focus on
the markets and projects they have traditionally supplied. "Our ready
mix customers and suppliers in these communities will see no change in
the way they conduct their business with James Dick Concrete," said
In addition, a separate agreement has been made between Lafarge Canada
Inc. and Canada Cartage Systems for services related to the delivery of
ready mix concrete from the newly acquired plants.
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
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.buildingbettercities.ca or www.lafarge-na.com
ABOUT THE LAFARGE GROUP
A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in
64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a
top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses,
it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through
its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making
them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.
With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge
places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute
to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural
creativity. 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. More
information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com
SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.
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Lafarge Canada Inc.
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