The Bath Cement Plant has been producing materials for the construction industry at its current location since 1973. The plant is located on the north side of Highway 33, approximately three kilometres west of Bath, Ontario and 25 kilometres west...
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The Bath Cement Plant has been producing materials for the construction industry at its current location since 1973. The plant is located on the north side of Highway 33, approximately three kilometres west of Bath, Ontario and 25 kilometres west of the City of Kingston.
The story of Bath cement begins in our quarry just north of the plant. There, Lafarge employees quarry limestone, which is crushed and carried to the plant by a conveyor system 1.5 kilometres long. At the plant, the raw materials are mixed and heated to over 1450 degrees Celsius – a temperature a quarter that of the surface of the sun – in the plant’s kiln where it becomes clinker. When the clinker emerges from the kiln, it is cooled, mixed with gypsum, and ground into a fine powder known as portland cement.
The cement is moved through elevators and airslides into storage silos or the cement dome for shipping and distribution. Cement is shipped from the Bath plant to construction projects throughout Lafarge’s Great Lakes Region by truck, rail, and a fleet of ships via a conveyor that runs from the plant to a boat dock on Lake Ontario.
Processed cement was first produced by Joseph Aspdin in 1824 and was called portland cement because it resembled the gray stone quarried on the island of Portland off the east coast of England. Today, cement is one of the most widely used substances on Earth.
As the largest diversified building materials supplier in the United States and Canada, Lafarge North America manufactures and distributes industry-leading cement, concrete, aggregates, asphalt and paving and gypsum products. In addition to offering high-quality products, Lafarge also offers the technical expertise to implement our products to meet the unique structural and environmental demands of individual building projects.
From schools to stadiums and airports to apartment buildings, Lafarge North America has helped build communities in nearly every state and province in the United States and Canada.
Lafarge North America is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the U.S. and Canada. We produce and sell cement, ready-mixed concrete, gypsum wallboard, aggregates, asphalt, and related products and services. Our products are used in residential, commercial and public works construction projects across North America. In 2004, net sales exceeded $3.7 billion US.
Lafarge Canada is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2006. Since the first cement plant in British Columbia, the company has significantly expanded its products, services and market. The company employs more than 16,000 people in nearly 1,000 sites throughout North America.
Lafarge Canada is part of the Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials that is active in 75 countries, and employs 80,000 people. Find out more about Lafarge Group at www.lafarge.com
The Bath Plant is committed to continuous improvement in its operation of a safe, clean workplace for employees and neighbouring communities.
Our vision is to be recognized throughout Lafarge North America and our industry for excellence in safety, environmental initiatives, people practices, quality of products and operation performance.