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PRODUCERS - June 2014

MMC Materials, Inc. and sister company Bayou Concrete, LLC, are the latest ready mixed concrete producers to join the Preferred Producer distribution network of CeraTech USA, an Alexandria, Va., developer of a fly ash-based binder formulated to match portland cement alternatives.

As Mississippi’s largest ready mixed concrete producer, MMC & Bayou’s customer commitment includes identifying and offering technologies that enhance value to the construction marketplace and with the CeraTech agreement affording a full range of bulk cements for specialty concrete applications. “Being able to offer a product like CeraTech Cement supports our leadership in the marketplace by providing our customers a durable and sustainable material meeting their demanding concrete applications,” says MMC President Rodney Grogan.

Lafarge U.S. recently donated time and materials to a New Orleans Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) build site, as a reflection of its commitment to volunteering as well as to building better cities. CEO John Stull was on hand to present a check to the organization on behalf of the company, noting how “helping in the construction of the communities in which we live and work is a core priority for Lafarge.”

Stull and Lafarge U.S. management team members joined nearly 50 other employees in donating time to build a home in New Orleans’ Hollygrove neighborhood—framing and siding duties were the order of the day. “These types of projects are imperative if we are to support sustainable development and affordable home ownership to families in need,” says NOAHH Executive Director Jim Pate. “The relationship between NOAHH and Lafarge U.S. demonstrates how community organizations can work together to make a difference.”

NOAHH’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and local organizations to provide safe and affordable homes to families. Donations and volunteer efforts from community stakeholders enable Habitat for Humanity to serve over four million people worldwide. Lafarge U.S. donates time and materials to Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country.