Americas Materials

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 is also one of the leading CRH cement producers in North America, with operations across Florida, Texas, the Midwest and Western US, and Canada. 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 16 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:

Our Americas Materials Division is organised across three countries (the US, Canada and Brazil) and employs approximately 27,300 people at over 1,450 locations.

At a glance

  • 45 US states
  • 6 Canadian provinces
  • 3 Brazilian states
  • 27,300 employees
  • 1,450 operating locations



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Americas Materials Countries & Regions

  • US states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • 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
  Top 5 North America
No.1 North America
No.1 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 Volumes

Material Annualised Sales Volumes*
Cement 14.5m tonnes 
Aggregates 188.9m tonnes 
46.0m tonnes
Readymixed Concrete
13.4m m3 

*Volumes shown are on an annualised basis which reflects the full-year impact of development activity during the year and may vary from actual volumes sold.

Americas Materials Reserves

  Physical Location Proven & Probable

(million tonnes)
Period to Depletion


149 77
  Canada 290 93
  United States 591 63
Aggregates Canada 721 39
  United States 15,413 100