This site is a convenient way for members of the community to learn about Lafarge Ravena and stay connected with new developments at the Coeymans, New York facility. Using this one-stop-shop, visitors will be able to quickly obtain facts and information about Lafarge Ravena, its activities, events , projects and reports and receive the latest updates on the company’s ongoing improvements to its operation.
When it was originally constructed by Atlantic Cement Company in 1962, the Ravena Plant was the most advanced cement production facility in the world, and represented a new concept in cement production. Lafarge North America acquired the Ravena plant in 2001. The Lafarge Ravena plant is one of six full production Lafarge cement manufacturing plants in the United States.
Lafarge North America Inc., a Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. Its materials are used for residential, commercial, institutional and public works construction.
Lafarge North America, headquartered in Chicago, is the one of largest diversified suppliers of construction materials in the nation employing approximately 3,400 people in nearly 260 industrial and distribution locations throughout the United States.
The Ravena facility sits on a 3,209 acre site located in the Village of Ravena and has the capacity to produce more than 1 million tons of cement every year. The Lafarge Ravena plant is also home to a 150 acre undeveloped habitat called the Deer Mountain Nature Trail which is used by area residents and local schools for recreational and learning opportunities.
Lafarge has been committed to sustainable development for many years, pursuing a strategy that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy. To make advances in building materials, Lafarge places the customer at the heart of its concerns. It offers the construction industry and the general public innovative solutions bringing greater safety, comfort and quality to their everyday surroundings.
The majority of Lafarge Ravena plant employees reside in the 6-county area comprised of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties.
In addition to those directly employed at the Ravena Plant, Lafarge operations generate additional jobs and earnings for all households employed by all industries in the 6-county region comprised of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties.
The Lafarge Ravena plant is one of the largest contributors of town, fire district and school property taxes annually.
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About Lafarge North America:
The Lafarge Group is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 15.9 billion Euros in 2009. Lafarge North America Inc. (“Lafarge North America” or “Lafarge”), a Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the U.S. and Canada.
With operations throughout the United States, Lafarge U.S. supplies diversified construction solutions that bring safety, comfort, quality, and healthier lifestyles to our everyday landscape in large metropolitan cities, suburbia, and towns across the nation.
For more information about Lafarge North America, go to www.lafarge-na.com