Abbotsford Arbour Day

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On Friday, May 10th nine Lafarge employees volunteered with over 100 other volunteers at Abbotsford Arbour Day.

Arbour Day is an annual event that is hosted by the City of Abbotsford at Mill Lake Park. This event is a celebration of trees and the natural environment, in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The focus is on environmental stewardship, protecting natural habitat and acting responsibly in our parks and green spaces.

Over thirteen hundred elementary school students and their parents congregated at Mill Lake with over 100 volunteers, including our Lafarge employees, to learn how to plant seedlings, have guided trail tours and participate in other interactive environmental activities.

Special thanks to our employees for volunteering for this event and taking part in our first Lafarge “Volunteers At Work” event.

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Clearbrook Hosts Heavy Equipment Operator Students From Abbotsford School District

heavy equipment operator “There is an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers specializing in Heavy Equipment Operations. With over $5.3 billion and 859 capital road infrastructure projects currently underway, this is the time to start your training” – Abbotsford School District career program posting

As part of the Abbotsford School District Heavy Equipment Operator course, they spent some time touring a couple of the Lafarge Plants in the Fraser Valley. Tim Higginson, Plant Manager at the Abbotsford Ready Mix Plant hosted thirteen energetic grade 12 students from Yale Secondary School, showcasing the shop facilities and specifically the maintenance department.

Special thanks to Derrick Kemp who explained to the students what is entailed in servicing and maintaining the fleet of Ready Mix trucks. After spending the morning with our knowledgeable Lafarge staff at the Abbotsford Ready Mix Plant, these grade 12 students are one step closer to embarking on their career as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

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Lafarge Abbotsford Gravel Pit Reclamation

Lafarge Canada Inc. has owned and operated a 30 acre sand and gravel reserve operating under Abbotsford Gravel Sales, located on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

By 2006, the gravel reserves were depleted from this location. At the time there were limited legal clean fill locations available.

Lafarge identified this need and worked with the City of Abbotsford to create a legal permitted fill site.