LafargeHolcim makes donation to help cover parking lot costs in Ste. Genevieve County
Lafarge-Holcim plant manager Fernando Valencia presented a $25,000 contribution to help fund a new parking lot in Ste. Genevieve County to Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson and Sandra Cabot, a project manager with the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
The money came through Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation, which has administered payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) from the company.
“This has been a project that has been a goal for Ste. Genevieve as a community for some time and the county commissioners’ vision to take advantage of a building they owned that wasn’t needed because there were more modern facilities available and the fact that they owned the property,” Cabot told the Ste. Genevieve Herald. “We had an opportunity because of the grant funds through the Community Foundation and specifically the community economic development funds that are sponsored by Holcim, to be able to make this happen,” she said.
"This is an example of business and government working together in a common goal of supporting the local communities where the business is located and the company employees live and work," said Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri. "We commend LafargeHolcim on making this investment in their community," he said.
LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. Its ambition is to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, the company seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to its customers worldwide - whether individual homebuilders or developers of major infrastructure projects. LafargeHolcim employs over 70,000 employees in over 70 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.