Lafarge has announced that it has completed the purchase of Western Sand and Gravel, Inc.; Aux Sable Stone, LLC; Utica Stone, Inc.; and Conco Western Stone, Inc. located in the greater Chicago area and North Central Illinois. The acquired operations consist of one aggregate mine, two quarries, two sand and gravel facilities, and a dock on the Illinois River. The businesses will be consolidated into Lafarge’s existing aggregates operations in Chicago.
"This transaction marks Lafarge’s second acquisition in the greater Chicago market in 2006. We welcome our new employees and look forward to continuing to provide high quality products and services to our new and existing customers," said Ken MacLean, president of the company’s eastern US aggregate, concrete and asphalt operations.