Hundreds of Ontarians to join the Lafarge Canada Bath cement plant for
BATH, ON, Oct. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Lafarge Canada cement plant at
Bath celebrates today 40 years of building better cities and
communities around the Great Lakes. To commemorate this important
milestone, Lafarge employees have opened up the plant's doors and
invited everyone in the Great Lakes region to join the celebrations
which include special appearances by HGTV host Bryan Baeumler and Earth
Rangers' Animal Ambassadors.
Built in 1973, the Lafarge Canada Bath cement plant is home for more
than a hundred employees and located on Lake Ontario just west of the
Village of Bath. The plant is capable of producing 1.1 million tones of
cement annually and ships cement throughout Ontario and the US.
"Lafarge is committed to building better cities and communities. For the
last 40 years, our team in Bath has been an active partner in this
community where they live, work and raise their families because it's
an important part of our values," said Bob Cartmel, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada). "Today's event
is Lafarge Canada's way to say "thank you" to Bath, Kingston, and the
surrounding community for their support over the years."
Earlier this year, Lafarge Canada announced a multi-partner investment
of $8 million to develop a low carbon fuel solution by using local
supplies such as construction and demolition site debris (wood based),
railway ties, and other energy containing materials that aren't
presently recycled. The construction of the new complex is well on its
way and visitors will have a chance to learn more about this new
process added to the Lafarge Canada Bath cement plan.
"We are delighted to welcome everybody today and to share with them our
passion for building better cities and communities," said Richard
Sebastianelli, Plant manager, Lafarge Canada Bath cement plant. "Being
a responsible neighbor, our team members at the Bath plant have worked
hard over the years to lower the impact of our activities on the
community. We've made many changes to the plant, the most recent being
the new complex designed for our low carbon fuel solution that visitors
can learn more about today."
The Loyalist region of eastern Ontario has a long history of cement
making, taking advantage of the limestone reserves associated with the
area. At one time, two cement companies were operating at Point Anne
south of Belleville. Canada Cement merged these operations together and
ran a cement operation there from 1909 to 1973. In 1970 Canada Cement
was merged with Lafarge and the Bath Cement plant was built and started
up in 1973. The Bath plant continues to employ descendants of the Point
Anne plant today.
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.lafarge-na.com
SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.
For further information:
Manager, Environment and Public Affairs
Lafarge Canada Inc.
613.352.7711, ext. 214
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Lafarge Canada Inc.
416.528.2901 or Regan.Watts@lafarge.com