The future isn't written, it's built
...and it's built right here in Ravena.
The Lafarge Ravena cement plant has been a member of the Ravena-Coeymans community for more than 60 years as a legacy business leader, and has supported projects locally and across the Northeast since 1962.
Dear Members of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) Community,
Since joining the community in 1962, the Lafarge Ravena plant has been a vital part in developing the foundation of our everyday lives. We proudly employ more than 159 full-time employees and recognize the importance of creating a safe environment for our friends and neighbors. Together, we're committed to supporting the organizations, infrastructure and programs that help the local area thrive.
Concrete connects us, shelters us, provides safe drinking water, and is truly a part of our everyday life by serving as the backbone of our nation. As a trusted community partner, our goal is to help our region grow and be sustainable. This website serves as a resource to inform you about our plant, initiatives and long-term pledges to those who call this region home.
We recognize there is, and always will be, an ongoing conversation about our environment and the need to protect our community. In fact, we recently invested in a $500 million modernization of the Ravena cement plant to add cutting edge technology that is designed to meet the evolving environmental standards for years to come. While we have content on this website dedicated to providing more information about our use of alternative fuels, our commitment to sustainability, and establishing a zero-waste future, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our employees, families, neighbors and community — it is at the forefront of everything we do.
Every Lafarge team member lives, works, and plays here in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk vicinity, making our top priority the protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees and all those in our community.
As an anchor for our region and the largest taxpayer in the area south of Albany, we believe in fostering strong partnerships across the community. This is why we have developed several initiatives to support local organizations, groups and schools, including our annual donation to local police, fire, school and other government programs. We also frequently work with local food pantries and sponsor events such as the Ravena Friendship Festival.
We created the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which includes representatives from the city, school district, civic leaders and area residents to improve and promote communication between our operations and those who call the Ravena-Coeymans area home. The CAC meets regularly to discuss the plant, any recent issues, answer questions and receive feedback from the community.
Our team truly values transparency and input from the community, and the well-being and prosperity of the area is our top priority. We want to help our community thrive and be sustainable in all regards, including facing the challenges of good environmental responsibility together.
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The Lafarge Ravena cement plant has been a member of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) community for more than 60 years as a business leader, and has supported projects locally and across the Northeast since 1962. The plant’s parent company, LafargeHolcim, prioritizes innovation and is committed to making the world it builds greener, healthier, and more sustainable for all. This is why the Ravena plant underwent a $500 million modernization project to make the plant a state-of-the-art facility, which generated more than $170 million through permanent and temporary jobs.
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Concrete and cement are a fundamental part of society. They are in everything we build. We recognize the importance of making this crucial material as safe and green as possible, which is why our company has joined the Net-Zero Pledge with science-based targets. Our organization looks at every possible way to decrease our carbon footprint and improve the world we live in. Whether it’s advancing carbon capture technology at our plants, or harnessing renewable energy and alternative fuels, we are committed to protecting our employees, our communities, and the environment.
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We believe in being open and transparent with the community and want to have meaningful and informative dialogue with our neighbors. We encourage you to attend an upcoming meeting, or local event, or contact our management team if you have any questions or if you want to learn more about our operations.
Lafarge Ravena Cement Plant
1916 U.S. Route 9W, P.O. Box 3
Ravena, NY 12143