North / South America
Lafarge building-materials firm moving to Illinois from Virginia
Apr, 18 2012
(Illinois/Virginia) -- Paris-based building-materials giant Lafarge will relocate its North American headquarters from Virginia to Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn's office confirmed early this morning.
The manufacturer, which employs 76,000 people worldwide, selected the state due to its transportation network, central location and skilled workforce, according to Quinn's office.
The deal was sealed last month when Quinn traveled to Europe with Chicago's NATO Summit host committee, his office said. The delegation visited NATO headquarters in Brussels, and Quinn held some business meetings as well.
The Lafarge headquarters jobs will include mid- to senior-level executive positions, the governor's office said.
Further details will be announced at a press conference later this morning in Rosemont.
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