ABOUT LAFARGE EXSHAW
Set on the edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Lafarge’s newly modernized cement plant is a showcase in environmental and economic efficiency. First constructed in 1906, updated facilities operate the latest in cement production technology and greatly improve its capacity to serve markets across western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Home to 160 proud employees, Lafarge Exshaw is the largest cement plant in Canada and is instrumental in building the communities in which we live, work and play.
The Exshaw cement plant has been a proud part of the Bow Valley community for over 110 years. Our materials, from cement to ready-mix concrete to stone and asphalt, are in 80 per cent of the buildings and roads around you. The plant provides long-term employment opportunities in the Bow Valley, an area where there are few large industrial employment opportunities.
Quarrying operations for limestone occur adjacent to the plant area. Quarrying operations for sandstone and shale occur approximately 10 km to the northeast, in the Yamnuska and Seebe Quarries.
Lafarge Exshaw is the largest cement plant in Canada. Its newly modernized cement plant is a showcase in environmental and economic efficiency. Recent technology upgrades have led to a 60 per cent reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions, a 40 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and a significant reduction in fugitive dust and noise coming from the plant’s equipment. The plant also achieved zero water discharge from its operation.