April 23, 2013, Calgary, Alta. – Ten years after rehabilitating its gravel pit on the Bow River in Calgary, and then selling the land to Remington Development Corporation in 2005, Lafarge Canada Inc. has moved its Western Canada headquarters to Quarry Park, Alta.
“This is really a full lifecycle story,” says René Thibault, CEO of Lafarge in Western Canada. “We were able to extract the aggregates from the site, put them to use in Calgary’s roads and buildings and then repurpose the land to be valuable to a developer.”
Lafarge has been a big player in sustainable development since 2007. One of the company’s area of focus is ensuring that all sites have rehabilitation plans to either return extraction sites to nature, or prepare them for a second use as is the case at Quarry Park.
Lafarge is now directing its aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement and concrete activities throughout the Western Provinces, Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest from the Quarry Central building at 115 Quarry Park Road.