Blasting update: May 28, 2020
Lafarge will be blasting in the Exshaw quarry on May 28, 2020. The blast will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m. If you would like to receive email updates on blasting operations, please contact email@example.com
Back Mountain Project: Tree clearing begins February 24, 2020
Lafarge will be cutting down trees from February 24 to 28 for the Back Mountain Project. The work will be done by chainsaws because the location is too steep for logging equipment. The area to be cleared is approximately 1.5 hectares. Lafarge is conducting this work in advance of nesting season for migratory birds, which starts April 1.
In April, Lafarge will begin the development of the new quarry access road. This work will require an excavator to remove fallen trees and stumps from the slope. We are currently exploring options to provide the fallen trees as firewood to residents for personal use and will update the community on those logistics when they are known.
To learn more about the Back Mountain Project, read a Q&A with Quarry Manager Dylan Treadwell.
Documentary filmmakers from Discovery Channel Canada were onsite this April to produce a series about CP Rail to celebrate Canada 150. The focus on the Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant was on the importance of red shale in the cement-making process, plant operations, market access, and shipping with a focus on the rail line.read more
Two Exshaw students each received a $5,000 scholarship from Lafarge in Exshaw to help them pursue their ambitious post-secondary goals. In 2017, Nickolas Kunz and Karey Suchan were both recognized for being excellent students, active volunteers and strong leaders in their communities.read more
You may have seen school buses pulling into the Exshaw Plant this past year and groups of grade 3 students at the overlook posing for photos in front of a loader.read more
As part of the IEEE, I.A.S. Cement conference held in Calgary in May, 250 delegates took a day to head west to the mountains and tour the newly expanded Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant.read more
The Winter Issue of Alberta Construction Magazine has named Exshaw’s modernization and expansion the 2016 Top Industrial Project Over $50-million.read more