It is an exciting time to be a part of Firestone Building Products (FSBP) as it announced its acquisition by LafargeHolcim, a global leader in building solutions with a focus on sustainability.
The transaction, worth an estimated $3.4 billion has now been completed and all 1,900 FSBP jobs safeguarded at the Tennessee headquarters.
Global leaders in flat roofing
LafargeHolcim has big plans for Firestone Building Products, particularly in the European and Latin American flat roof markets. This leverages the already strong position held by FSBP since the 1980s.
Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO said: “I warmly welcome the Firestone Building Products team into the LafargeHolcim family. Together, we will lead this iconic company’s next era of growth to become the global leader in flat roofing systems.
“As we expand its leadership in the US to Europe and Latin America, I want the world to know that ‘NOBODY COVERS YOU BETTER’ than Firestone. I am excited about the strong growth prospects, accelerated by the many opportunities from President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan. With its leading roofing systems, Firestone Building Products makes us a partner of choice from rooftop to foundation. This truly is a milestone for LafargeHolcim as we become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.”
A good time to be in the flat roof sector
PermaRoof UK is one of the largest European importers and distributors for Firestone RubberCover and RubberGard EPDM and is looking forward to being a part of these extremely positive plans for strong growth.
Now is a good time for the flat roofing sector, with opportunities for continuing growth and innovation. Talk to PermaRoof UK Commercial to find out how you can be a part of it.
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