Lafarge North America is one of the largest suppliers of construction materials in the United States and Canada. The company produces and sells cement, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt aggregates and related products. It offers products for the construction of homes, apartments, offices, roads, highways, bridges, parks and swimming pools. The company serves schools, hospitals, banks and museums. It additionally sponsors exhibitions. The company participates in community welfare programs and support nonprofit organizations. It manages a staff of more than 16,000 people who work at over l,000 locations throughout North America. Lafarge North America is a part of Lafarge, which serves customers in the residential, commercial and institutional sectors.