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Temporary lay-offs at Brookfield plant, Canada

03 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada plans to layoff 31 of about 50 unionised workers at its Brookfield plant in Nova Scotia during December as part of a cost-cutting measure. Plant manager, Scarth MacDonnell told the Herald Business that the lay-off is consistent with the seasonal nature of demand given the “weather-related impact of the construction industry.” However, he confirmed that the workers will be back on-site early next year and also expressed his confidence on the plant’s future. In 2010, Lafarge...

Lafarge Canada's Bath cement plant celebrates 40th anniversary

07 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The Lafarge Canada cement plant at Bath is celebrating 40 years of building better cities and communities around the Great Lakes region. Built in 1973, the Lafarge Canada Bath cement plant is home for more than 100 employees and located on Lake Ontario just west of the Village of Bath. The plant is capable of producing 1.1Mta of cement and ships cement throughout Ontario and the US. To commemorate this important milestone, Lafarge employees opened up the plant's doors and invited everyone...

Lafarge Canada launches new safe and sustainable bagging solutions

12 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc announced three new additions to its packaged cement offerings in eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. Effective this month, Lafarge Canada will be selling 20kg Contempra (GU-L), 20kg High Early Cement (HE), and 30kg Silica Fume Cement(GUb-SF) bags in these key market areas. "Lafarge  is committed to building better cities and communities, and we are proud to lead our industry in offering these bagged products for our customers, "said Gurinder Girn, Vice Presid...

Lafarge Canada receives approval to expand quarry

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has received approval to expand its Flamborough quarry, according to local press reports. The company applied for the 31ha expansion of its existing aggregate operation back in 2007, the Hamilton Spectator reports. Objection from a nearby resident resulted in Lafarge promising additional monitoring and strengthen its rehabilitation plan, according to a Ministry of Natural Resources notice. The expansion became necessary because aggregate reserves were depleted. A Class A...

Lafarge Canada plans Exshaw expansion

21 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada plans to expand its Exshaw cement plant which will involve a new kiln line as well as upgrades to meet  higher environmental standards and improve productivity. The company is now calling for the public’s opinion on its proposals to manage possible issues like increased traffic. “We’re looking at how we can mitigate the impact to the community,” Heinz Knopfel, plant’s manager, said. Foundation work for the expansion is expected to start this autumn after permits are in p...