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Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: building materials
Penalty Total since 2000$3,085,435,780
Number of Records: 4,518
Note: The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Holcim Group$1,063,172,974675
Knauf$1,013,803,80456
Saint-Gobain$186,111,86499
Standard Industries Inc.$182,507,82534
Weyerhaeuser$98,471,363110
Quikrete$63,800,724144
Argos$63,714,357165
HeidelbergCement$54,894,385650
Cemex$48,475,058517
Kohler$46,459,12823

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CompanyCurrent ParentPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Boise Cascade CorporationBoise Cascadeenvironmental violation2002EPA$22,250,000
Ash Grove Cement CompanyCRH PLCenvironmental violation2013EPA$32,500,000
Beaulieu GroupEngineered Floorstax violations2007USAO$33,184,364
Lehigh Cement Co.HeidelbergCementenvironmental violation2003IA-AG$33,300,000
Saint-Gobain Performance PlasticsSaint-Gobainenvironmental violation2022private lawsuit-federal$34,150,000
Essroc Cement CompanyArgosenvironmental violation2011EPA$34,700,000
Pella CorporationPella Corporationproduct safety violation2019private lawsuit-federal$34,750,000
Hanson Building Materials,Quikreteenvironmental violation2007CA-AG$42,200,000
W.R. Grace & Co.Standard Industries Inc.workplace safety or health violation2001HI-AG$45,000,000
Aggregate Industries Northeast Region Inc.Holcim Groupfraud2007USAO$50,000,000
Aggregate Industries Northeast Region, Inc.Holcim GroupFalse Claims Act and related2007MA-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $50,000,000
W.R. Grace & Co.Standard Industries Inc.environmental violation2008private lawsuit-federal$60,000,000
W.R. Grace & CoStandard Industries Inc.environmental violation2014EPA$63,000,000
Willamette IndustriesWeyerhaeuserenvironmental violation2000EPA$93,200,000
CertainTeed Corp.Saint-Gobainproduct safety violation2014private lawsuit-federal$103,900,000
Lafarge North America Inc.Holcim Groupenvironmental violation2010EPA$175,000,000
Lafarge S.A.Holcim Grouppayment to designated terrorist organization2022USAO$777,780,000
Knauf Plasterboard TianjinKnaufproduct safety violation2013private lawsuit-federal$1,000,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.