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Béton Provincial bringing back St. Lawrence Cement

By Adam Freill   

Concrete Construction Construction Materials

Following acquisition of assets in Eastern Canada and New York State, Quebec-based company is reintroducing a historic brand.

The Ash Grove cement plant in Joliette, Que. (Photo courtesy of Béton Provincial Ltée)

Canadian-owned Béton Provincial Ltée is expanding its footprint with the purchase of concrete and cement assets in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the state of New York. The company, the largest Canadian-owned entity in the concrete and cement sector, has concluded its transaction with CRH Canada Group Inc. that adds a number of cement plants and terminals, ready-mix concrete plants, and quarries to its operations, which it has organized under the Ciment St-Laurent/St. Lawrence Cement brand.

In addition to the Ash Grove cement plant in Joliette, Que., as well as the activities of Demix Béton and certain activities of Demix Agrégats, the company now owns six cement terminals, including three in Newfoundland and Labrador, two in the Greater Montreal, and one in Solvay, NY; nine ready-mix concrete plants, including seven in Greater Montreal and a pair in the Quebec City region; and two quarries near Montreal, located in Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur and Mirabel.

With the additions, the company says all cement activities will be operated under the name Ciment St-Laurent/St. Lawrence Cement, reviving a historically recognized brand in Quebec and Eastern North America.

“This significant milestone highlights the journey undertaken by Béton Provincial since its foundation in Matane [Québec] in 1960. We are very proud to see that a 100 per cent Canadian-owned company is now making its mark alongside the major multinational players in its industry,” stated company president André Bélanger. “This accomplishment would not have been possible without the trust and continuous support of our partners, clients, and employees, who demonstrate our common commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability.”

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With an extensive network of strategic contact points, Béton Provincial says it now operates one of the largest distribution networks in eastern North America, adding that the acquisition has strengthened the vertical integration of its operations.

Béton Provincial employs over 2,700 people at its facilities, which include 94 ready-mix concrete plants, five precast concrete plants, a cement plant and 21 asphalt plants, along with numerous facilities related to bitumen and aggregates.

 

www.betonprovincial.com

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