Lafarge, S.A., and Lafarge Corporation, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of LaFarge S.A., and LaFarge Corporation
FTC Matter/File Number:

9810161

Docket Number:

C-3852

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

As a result of plans to acquire Holnam, Inc.'s Seattle cement plant, and other cement assets in Washington State, Lafarge entered into an illegal agreement that would reduce competition by restricting its cement distribution in the Puget Sound area. The consent order requires LaFarge to restructure the sales agreement with Holnam to delete the production penalty clause.