Major expansion for the Béton Provincial company, which takes over the Ash Grove cement plant in Joliette

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The company founded in Matane announced Tuesday the acquisition of 18 new assets in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and New York State.

The firm thus acquired the Ash Grove cement plant in Joliette, 6 cement terminals, 9 ready-mixed concrete plants and 2 quarries. All cement plant activities will be operated under the Ciment St-Laurent / St. Lawrence Cement brand.

“We are very proud to see that a 100% Quebec-owned company is now carving out a place alongside the major multinational players in its industry,” said the president and CEO of Béton Provincial, André Bélanger, in a press release. .

Founded in 1960 by Matanese businessman Walter Bélanger, who died last year, the company consolidated its dominant position in the northeast American concrete and cement market.

Last March, the Competition Bureau forced Béton Provincial to sell its plant located in Mont-Tremblant. The company thus sold its ready-mix concrete plant, its related operating assets, its employees as well as its contracts with various clients.

According to the Competition Bureau, this measure made it possible to resolve competition concerns arising from the December 2023 acquisition of the activities of CRH Canada Group Inc by Béton Provincial.

The company has 90 factories, more than 500 concrete mixers and more than 2,000 employees.

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