Our Operations


Americas Products Overview


Americas Products’ strategy is to build a portfolio of businesses which have leading market positions across a balanced range of products and end-use segments. Our activities are organised into three product groups under the Oldcastle brand: Architectural Products (concrete masonry and hardscapes, packaged lawn and garden products, packaged cement mixes); Precast (utility, drainage and structural precast, construction accessories); and BuildingEnvelope® (architectural glass, aluminium glazing systems, customised hardware products to glass and glazing industry). The Group’s commitment to building better businesses is reflected in its co-ordinated approach at national and regional levels to achieve economies of scale and to facilitate the sharing of best practices which drive operational and commercial improvement. Innovation is a hallmark of the business and through Oldcastle’s North American research and development centres, a pipeline of value-added products and design solutions is maintained.

The CRL acquisition completed in September 2015 includes 28 operating locations in the US, five in Canada, four in Europe and two in Australia.

In the context of the detailed review of the portfolio undertaken by the Group in 2014, CRH completed multiple divestments in 2015, including our Merchants Metals fencing business and a lightweight aggregates division, both in the United States. In addition, CRH’s operations in South America were divested.

A national business operating in 38 US states and six Canadian provinces, CRH has the breadth of product range and national footprint that combines providing a national service to customers with the personal touch of a local supplier. Focusing on strategic accounts and influencers in the construction supply chain, the Oldcastle Building Solutions group provides an additional avenue for growth as it is well-positioned in the industry to create value for stakeholders across all phases of construction.

The number of employees in this division totals approximately 17,900 at over 350 locations.


At a glance


  • 38 US states
  • 6 Canadian provinces
  • 17,900 employees
  • 350 operating locations

Americas Products


Americas Products Countries & Regions


  • USA States:

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

  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

  • Canadian Provinces:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

Americas Products Leadership Positions

Activities Market Leadership Positions
Concreate masonry, patio products and pavers No.1 Paving & patio: North America
  No.1 Masonry: North America
Packaged cement mixes No. 2 United States
Packaged lawn & garden products No. 2 United States
Precast concrete products No.1 Precast concrete utility products: North America
Building envelope solutions No.1 North America
Custom glazing hardware and installation products No.1 North America
Concrete accessories No. 2 United States

Americas Products Sector Exposure

Americas Products Sector Exposure


Americas Products Volumes


Material Annualised Production Volumes
Concrete masonry, patio products pavers 9.2m tonnes
Pre-packaged concrete mixes 3.3m tonnes
Pre-packaged lawn & garden products 5.2m tonnes
Precast concrete products 1.2m tonnes
Pipe and pre-stressed concrete 0.4m tonnes
Building envelope® products 7.6m square metres, 67,000 SKUs