International manufacturer moving U.S. headquarters to Illinois

April 17, 2012

An international manufacturing company is moving its U.S. headquarters to Illinois. Lafarge North America is one of the largest cement and concrete companies in the world.

The company is currently headquartered in Virginia, but Lafarge announced Tuesday that it will be investing around $10 million dollars to relocate and says it will create up to 100 local jobs.

"For me, the location and all the infrastructure that this area offers is very important, so with the airports, the trains, we also transport very heavy materials so the rivers, the lakes,  roads, railroads are very important to us," said John Stull, CEO of US aggregate, concrete and cement operations at Lafarge.

Stull said the company currently employs about 300 employees in Illinois. An official location for the new headquarters has yet to be determined, but Stull says the company will probably end up close to O'Hare Airport.