|Lafarge's Paulding plant earns license for API well cement products|
|Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:05 PM|
CHICAGO – Lafarge North America announced March 21 that its Paulding cement plant has been granted a license by the American Petroleum Institute (API; www.api.org) to monogram conforming well cement products manufactured at the plant. API’s Monogram Program provides assurance through robust certification processes that manufacturers of equipment and materials meet the requirements for manufacturing quality. Such API programs have provided a technical foundation to the oil and gas industry since 1924.
“With this announcement, Lafarge reinforces its commitment to serve the oil and gas industry in Ohio and beyond,” said John Stull, Lafarge U.S. CEO. “The announcement is also important for the local communities, as high quality well cements contribute to the responsible development of natural resources, which in turn supports economic growth.”
Cement products bearing the API Monogram will be targeted for use by customers in well cementing applications. Such applications play a fundamental role in oil and gas industry standards of well completion practices, which help protect the environment and communities around wells.
This latest API Monogram further positions Lafarge as a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality materials to the oil and gas industry. With the Paulding announcement today, Lafarge now has three plants in the United States with a license from API; the remaining two production facilities are Joppa, Ill. and Whitehall, Pa.
The Paulding facility, which has been producing materials for the construction industry since 1956, will support rapidly growing demand for API monogrammed products in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Lafarge’s extensive network will continue to supply oil and gas markets throughout North America.
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