Our Operations


Americas Materials Overview


CRH’s Americas Materials Division is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.

What we do:

CRH’s Americas Materials Division is the number one producer of aggregates and asphalt and the second largest producer of readymixed concrete in North America.

CRH Americas Materials is a leading producer of cement in Canada. During 2017, it expanded its cement operations with the acquisition of assets in Florida. In Brazil, CRH is a major supplier of cement to the Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte markets.

A significant portion of our business is awarded by public tender for federal, provincial, state and local government authority road and infrastructural projects. CRH Americas Materials also has a broad commercial customer base, supplying aggregates, cement, asphalt and readymixed concrete for industrial, office, shopping mall and private residential development and refurbishment. The Division is strongly resource-backed and broadly self-sufficient in aggregates with over 15 billion tonnes of reserves, of which approximately 80% are owned.

Our principal purchased raw materials are liquid asphalt and cement used in the manufacture of asphalt and readymixed concrete respectively.

How we create value:

In a largely unconsolidated sector where the top ten aggregates, asphalt and readymixed concrete participants account for less than one third of overall production, our businesses build strong regional leadership positions in local markets underpinned by well-located, long-term reserves. Our deep market knowledge drives performance in local markets, while our extensive network allows us to leverage talent, synergies for procurement, cost management and operational excellence.

Americas Materials is vertically integrated in aggregates, asphalt, cement, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services. Approximately 30% of the aggregates we produce are sold internally, helping to drive company-wide growth and efficiency.

How we are structured:

CRH Americas Materials is organised geographically into six divisions (North, South, Central, West, Canada and Brazil). The Division has a network of operations at close to 1,300 locations across 44 US states and six Canadian provinces, employing approximately 24,100 people.


At a glance


  • 44 US states
  • 6 Canadian provinces
  • 3 Brazilian states
  • 24,100 employees
  • 1,300 operating locations

 

Geography


Americas Materials - Geography pie chart

Americas Materials Countries & Regions


  • US states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  •  

  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming








  • Canadian provinces:

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  •  

  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan








  • Brazilian states:

  • Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • São Paulo


Americas Materials Leadership Positions

Activities Market Leadership Positions
Cement A leading player in Canada
Aggregates
No.1 North America
 
No.2 Southern Ontario and Greater Montreal Area
Asphalt No.1 North America
  No.3 Southern Ontario and Greater Montreal Area
Readymixed Concrete No.2 North America
  No.1 Southern Ontario and Greater Montreal Area

Americas Materials Sector Exposure

 Americas Materials - Sector Exposure Pie Chart


Americas Materials Volumes


Material Annualised Sales Volumes*
Cement 6.3m tonnes (6.8m tonnes**)
Aggregates 169.7m tonnes (170.6m tonnes**)
Asphalt
47.0m tonnes (48.5m tonnes**)
Readymixed Concrete
10.4m m3 (10.7m m3**)

*Volumes shown are on an annualised basis which reflects the full-year impact of acquisitions made during the year and may vary from actual volumes sold.
**Including the Group’s share of equity accounted investments.


Americas Materials Reserves

  Physical Location Proven & Probable
(million tonnes)
Period to Depletion
(years)
Cement
Brazil
166 83
  Canada 293 94
  United States 85 53
Aggregates Canada 709 41
  United States 14,931 103