Construction | The cement manufacturer Lafarge buys the huge Mathers quarry in Saint-Eustache

Major transaction in the Quebec building and road building materials market.

Posted at 2:46 p.m

Martin Vallieres

Martin Vallieres
The press

The cement manufacturer Lafarge Canada, a subsidiary of the building materials giant Holcim, is buying the huge Mathers quarry in Saint-Eustache, the largest producer of crushed stone in Quebec.

Lafarge Canada is also buying Pavage St-Eustache from Groupe Mathers, a major manufacturer of paving made from recycled aggregate and asphalt.

With this acquisition, Lafarge Canada, which already operates the Saint-Constant cement plant in southern Quebec, becomes one of the largest suppliers of stone aggregate for construction and road construction in eastern Canada.

“This is Lafarge’s largest acquisition within its aggregates product line in Eastern Canada in more than 10 years,” confirms David Redfern, CEO of Lafarge (Eastern Canada), in the press release of the private transaction with the Mathers family.

“And that is just the beginning. Quebec is a dynamic and exciting market with high growth prospects supported by necessary current and future infrastructure developments. »

“With this targeted acquisition, we are expanding our operations to include the largest crushed rock quarry in Quebec and expanding our industry footprint with the production of recycled concrete and asphalt,” said Toufic Tabbara, Cement’s “Regional Manager” at manufacturer Holcim North America, the Parent company of Lafarge Canada.

The crushed stone mining and production capacity at Mathers Quarry is described as 625 tons per hour.

Founded almost 60 years ago, the two family businesses Carrière St-Eustache and Pavage St-Eustache, which were sold to Lafarge Canada, employ 80 people.

These will be added to the Lafarge Canada workforce, which employs 6,000 people at 350 manufacturing and distribution sites for construction and paving materials (concrete, aggregate, crushed stone, asphalt, etc.).

At the helm of Groupe Mathers, which also owns other retail and entertainment businesses in Saint-Eustache, President and Administrator Brigitte Mathers said in a press release: “We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the years with the operations of Carrière and have set up Pavage St-Eustache. It has been a very enriching experience for my family to see the company grow.”

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