Edmonton, Alberta - October 3, 2019 - 2019 marks the 21st year that "National Precast Day" aka "Lafarge Day" has been offered, providing a knowledge sharing opportunity to industry professionals and students.
Lafarge Day started out as a part of a CPCI (Canadian Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute) program called "National Precast Day". CPCI members across Canada invited industry professionals and students (universities, colleges, and trade schools) to attend an open plant tour of a precast concrete manufacturing facility during the first week of October each year. Since its inception 21 years ago, Lafarge Precast was been a huge supporter. We have seen continued growth in interest of this event and now are seeing on average 600 industry professionals and students attending this yearly event!
Since 2016, other divisions of Lafarge including our Cement, Aggregates, Construction, Paving, Asphalt and Infrastructure teams have been a part of this event. Thanks to our ongoing presence and support, renaming the event to Lafarge Day, numbers for attendance have continued to grow, hitting over 700 people in 2017. Lafarge continues to share our knowledge and innovation with customers, partners, and industry professionals - many of whom are past attending students that still remember their visits to Lafarge Day. Watch our Events page for information on next year's Lafarge Day in Edmonton, Alberta.