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Americas Materials Overview

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

What we do:

Americas Materials is the number one producer of asphalt, the second largest producer of aggregates and the third largest producer of readymixed concrete in North America. We are the number two cement producer in Canada, and we are a major supplier to the Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte markets in Brazil. A significant portion of our work is awarded by public bid for federal, provincial, state and local government authority road and infrastructural projects. We also have a broad commercial customer base, supplying aggregates, cement, readymixed concrete and asphalt for industrial, office, shopping mall and private residential development and refurbishment. In a largely unconsolidated sector where the top ten aggregates, asphalt and readymixed concrete participants account for less than one third of overall production, CRH’s strategy is to position the business to participate as the industry consolidates further. Americas Materials is broadly self-sufficient in aggregates and its principal purchased raw materials are liquid asphalt and cement used in the manufacture of asphalt and readymixed concrete respectively. These raw materials are available from a number of suppliers.

How we create value:

Americas Materials has a network of operations in almost 1,200 locations across 43 US states and eight Canadian provinces. We build strong regional leadership positions underpinned by well-located, long-term reserves. Our national network and deep local market knowledge drive local performance while leveraging talent, synergies for procurement, cost management and operational excellence. As a vertically integrated organisation, approximately 30% of the aggregates we produce are sold internally, promoting company-wide financial growth and efficiency. Our more than 22,600 employees share a commitment to our core values of safety, quality and integrity.

How we are structured:

Americas Materials is vertically integrated in aggregates, asphalt, cement, readymixed concrete, paving and construction services. The business is organised geographically into six divisions (North, South, Central, West, Canada and Brazil). Americas Materials is strongly resource-backed, with over 13 billion tonnes of aggregates reserves, of which approximately 80% are owned.

At a glance

  • 43 US states
  • 8 Canadian provinces
  • 3 Brazilian states
  • 22,600 employees
  • 1,200 operating locations



Americas Materials Geography

Americas Materials Countries & Regions

  • USA states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • 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
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

  • Brazilian states:

  • Minas Gerais
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • São Paulo

Americas Materials Leadership Positions

Activities Market Leadership Positions
Cement No.2 Canada
No.3 United States
No.2 Ontario & Quebec
Asphalt No.1 United States
  No.3 Canada
Readymixed Concrete No.3 United States
  No.1 Ontario & Quebec

Americas Materials Sector Exposure

 Sector Exposure - Americas Materials

Americas Materials Volumes

Material Annualised Sales Volumes
Cement 5.3m tonnes (5.8m tonnes*)
Aggregates 156.0m tonnes (157.2m tonnes*)
44.5m tonnes (45.9m tonnes*)
Readymixed Concrete
8.8m m3 (9.1m m3*)

*Including equity accounted Investments

Americas Materials Reserves

  Physical Location Proven & Probable
(million tonnes)
Period to Depletion
167 84
  Canada 296 99
  United States 30 69
Aggregates Canada 473 28
  United States 12,804