Lafarge S.A., Blue Circle Industries PLC, et al., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Lafarge S.A.; Blue Circle Industries PLC; Blue Circle North America, Inc.; and Blue Circle, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0010112

Docket Number:

C-4014

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The consent order required the divestiture of Blue Circle Industries PLC's cement business serving the Great Lakes region of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and New York; its cement business in the Syracuse, New York; and its lime business in the southeast United States. These divestitures settled antitrust concerns stemming from Lafarge's proposed merger with Blue Circle. The two firms are market leaders in the industry for cement and lime.