Lafarge North America Inc., the leading supplier of construction materials in the U.S. and Canada, announced that Philippe Rollier, president and chief executive officer, will celebrate 20 years of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange at the TSX Broadcast and Conference Centre and will open the Exchange with Barbara Stymiest, chief executive officer of TSX Group, on Friday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. "Lafarge North America is proud to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and to commemorate its anniversary," said Rollier. "Twenty years on the Exchange is a great achievement and a testament to the growth and performance of our company. I thank the employees of Lafarge for the role they have played in our accomplishments over these years and the role they will continue to play in making the next twenty years even more successful."
With origins in Canada, Lafarge North America’s history dates back nearly 100 years. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, the company expanded into the United States, and went public in 1983 as Lafarge Corporation. In 2001, the company was renamed Lafarge North America. Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C., Lafarge North America employs 15,500 people who work at approximately 1,000 Lafarge locations across the United States and Canada.