Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
building materials
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$2,310,330,477
Number of Records: 
4,653
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 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Knauf$1,013,803,80456
Holcim Group$285,309,528706
Saint-Gobain$186,201,68099
Standard Industries Inc.$182,507,82534
Weyerhaeuser$98,466,363109
Argos$65,219,302165
Quikrete$63,750,474142
HeidelbergCement$55,174,947666
Cemex$48,589,914540
Kohler$46,459,12823


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Knauf product safety violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000,000
Lafarge North America Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2010 EPA $175,000,000
CertainTeed Corp. Saint-Gobain product safety violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $103,900,000
Willamette Industries Weyerhaeuser environmental violation 2000 EPA $93,200,000
W.R. Grace & Co Standard Industries Inc. environmental violation 2014 EPA $63,000,000
W.R. Grace & Co. Standard Industries Inc. environmental violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $60,000,000
Aggregate Industries Northeast Region Inc. Holcim Group fraud 2007 USAO $50,000,000
Aggregate Industries Northeast Region, Inc. Holcim Group False Claims Act and related 2007 MA-AG (*) $50,000,000
W.R. Grace & Co. Standard Industries Inc. workplace safety or health violation 2001 HI-AG $45,000,000
Hanson Building Materials, Quikrete environmental violation 2007 CA-AG $42,200,000
Pella Corporation Pella Corporation product safety violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $34,750,000
Essroc Cement Company Argos environmental violation 2011 EPA $34,700,000
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Saint-Gobain environmental violation 2022 private lawsuit-federal $34,150,000
Lehigh Cement Co. HeidelbergCement environmental violation 2003 IA-AG $33,300,000
Beaulieu Group Engineered Floors tax violations 2007 USAO $33,184,364
Ash Grove Cement Company CRH PLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $32,500,000
Boise Cascade Corporation Boise Cascade environmental violation 2002 EPA $22,250,000
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. Saint-Gobain environmental violation 2022 private lawsuit-federal $21,750,000
Holcim Holcim Group environmental violation 2013 EPA $20,700,000
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Saint-Gobain environmental violation 2019 VT-AG $20,000,000
Kohler Co. Kohler environmental violation 2020 EPA $20,000,000
Argos USA LLC Argos price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2021 DOJ_ANTITRUST $20,000,000
Kohler Co. Kohler environmental violation 2020 EPA $20,000,000
Jeld-Wen, Inc. JELD-WEN Holding benefit plan administrator violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $15,500,000
Sierra Pacific Industries Sierra Pacific Industries environmental violation 2007 CA-ARB $13,000,000
United States Gypsum Co. Knauf workplace safety or health violation 2001 HI-AG $12,000,000
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. Carrier Global Corporation product safety violation 2021 DOJ_CIVIL $12,000,000
Cemex Inc. Cemex environmental violation 2016 EPA $11,840,000
WILLAMETTE INDUSTRIES, INC. Weyerhaeuser environmental violation 2000 EPA (*) $11,231,181
Willamette Industries Weyerhaeuser environmental violation 2000 MULTI-AG (*) $11,200,000
W.R. Grace Standard Industries Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
CEMEX, Inc. Cemex environmental violation 2006 MI-AG $9,179,711
Lafarge North America Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2011 EPA $8,740,000
Kronospan, LLC Kronospan environmental violation 2020 EPA $8,600,000
Contech Engineered Solutions LLC Quikrete price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2021 DOJ_ANTITRUST $8,533,988
KRONOSPAN, LLC Kronospan environmental violation 2021 EPA $8,150,000
Lehigh Cement HeidelbergCement environmental violation 2015 CA-AG (*) $7,550,000
United States Pipe Quikrete employment discrimination 2004 private lawsuit-federal $6,550,000
Kohler Co. Kohler environmental violation 2020 CA-ARB $6,000,000
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. Carrier Global Corporation motor vehicle safety violation 2022 NHTSA $6,000,000
Kie-Con, Inc. KIE-CON environmental violation 2011 EPA $5,000,000
CEMEX (SOUTHDOWN) Cemex environmental violation 2006 EPA $4,746,242
BOISE CASCADE CORPORATION Boise Cascade environmental violation 2002 EPA (*) $4,640,000
CEMEX Inc. Eagle Materials environmental violation 2011 EPA $3,400,000
Bowater Inc. Resolute Forest Products benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $3,200,000
W.R. GRACE & COMPANY (SITES) Standard Industries Inc. environmental violation 2002 EPA $2,821,000
Aggregate Industries-Northeast Region Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2009 EPA $2,750,000
Aggregate Industries Inc Holcim Group environmental violation 2009 EPA (*) $2,750,000
Cemex Concretos, Inc. et al. Cemex environmental violation 2014 EPA $2,720,000
Cemex Concretos, Inc. and Cemex de Puerto Rico, Inc. (CEMEX) Cemex environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $2,660,000
LEHIGH SOUTHWEST CEMENT CO.(FORM:HANSON PERMANENTE) HeidelbergCement environmental violation 2015 EPA $2,550,000
Masonite Masonite International wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $2,525,000
Ash Grove Cement Company CRH PLC environmental violation 2013 MULTI-AG (*) $2,500,000
LAFARGE MID-ATLANTIC, LLC Holcim Group environmental violation 2012 EPA $2,307,112
Ferguson Enterprises Ferguson PLC wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $2,250,000
Lone Star Industries Inc Buzzi Unicem environmental violation 2021 EPA $2,129,000
Malarkey Roofing Company Holcim Group environmental violation 2021 OR-ENV $2,105,405
CEMEX California Cement LLC Cemex environmental violation 2009 EPA $2,000,000
Cemex California Cement LLC Cemex environmental violation 2009 EPA (*) $2,000,000
CEMEX, Inc Cemex wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $1,886,469
CEMEX de Puerto Rico, Inc. Cemex environmental violation 2015 EPA $1,860,000
Essroc Cement Company Argos environmental violation 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $1,700,000
Lafarge North America, Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $1,690,000
ESSROC MATERIALS, INC. Argos environmental violation 2008 EPA $1,650,000
Argos USA LLC Argos environmental violation 2019 EPA $1,505,309
ARGOS USA LLC Argos environmental violation 2019 EPA $1,505,309
Lafarge North America Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,500,000
Lafarge North America Holcim Group environmental violation 2013 NY-AG $1,500,000
LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA, INC. Holcim Group environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $1,460,942
CalPortland Company CalPortland environmental violation 2011 EPA $1,425,000
Saint-Gobain Saint-Gobain wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,425,000
CA PORTLAND CEMENT CO CalPortland environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $1,425,000
CEMEX Cemex environmental violation 2011 EPA $1,400,000
Custom Building Products Quikrete environmental violation 2013 CA-SCAQMD $1,350,000
OWENS CORNING Owens Corning environmental violation 2018 EPA $1,319,634
Vulcan Construction Materials, LP Vulcan Materials environmental violation 2006 IL-ENV $1,301,003
Lehigh Cement Company, LLC HeidelbergCement environmental violation 2019 EPA $1,300,000
CEMEX CEMENT, INC. Cemex environmental violation 2006 FL-DEP $1,200,000
MARTIN MARIETTA MAGNESIA SPECIALTIES Martin Marietta Materials environmental violation 2018 EPA $1,175,000
CEMEX, INC. (KNOXVILLE, TN; DEMOPOLIS, AL; LOUISVILLE, KY PLANTS) (NC) (LEAD) Cemex environmental violation 2016 EPA $1,174,000
Fisher Sand & Gravel Inc. Fisher Industries tax violations 2009 DOJ_TAX $1,160,000
ESSROC MATERIALS INC. (NATIONAL CASE) Argos environmental violation 2019 EPA $1,110,682
LaFarge Holcim Group environmental violation 2012 EPA $1,084,166
ESROC CEMENT CORP Argos environmental violation 2019 EPA $1,054,899
LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA, INC Holcim Group environmental violation 2010 EPA $1,026,192
Riverside Cement Co. Martin Marietta Materials environmental violation 2008 CA-SCAQMD $1,003,616
CEMEX, Inc. Cemex environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,000,000
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Advanced Drainage Systems investor protection violation 2018 SEC $1,000,000
Cemex, Inc. Cemex environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $1,000,000
ESSROC San Juan, Inc. Argos environmental violation 2010 EPA $995,924
Aggregate Industries - Northeast Region, Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2021 MA-AG $990,000
Griffin Pipe Products LLC Quikrete environmental violation 2014 EPA $950,000
GRIFFIN PIPE PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC Quikrete environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $950,000
WEYERHAEUSER CO (A/K/A WILLIANETTE INDUSTRIES) Weyerhaeuser environmental violation 2004 EPA (*) $900,000
LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (NATIONAL CASE) (ARGOS CEMENT LLC) Holcim Group environmental violation 2010 EPA $891,192
Holcim Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2021 NY-AG (*) $850,000
Holcim (US) Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2021 USAO $850,000
NATIONAL CEMENT Vicat environmental violation 2003 EPA $838,396
W.R. Grace Standard Industries Inc. environmental violation 2011 MA-AG $805,880
Saint Gobain Abrasives, Inc. Saint-Gobain labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $753,897
Lafarge North America Inc. Holcim Group environmental violation 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $740,000
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