Lafarge North America | Herndon, Va.

North America accounted for 22% of the revenue of Paris-based parent Lafarge S.A. in 2008, down from 27% a year earlier. While Paris devoted most of its resources to developing emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the North American division spent 2008 growing its share in the U.S. by buying quarries and plants in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. For the fifth consecutive year, Lafarge was listed as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World in 2008.