public limited company (CRH) is engaged in the manufacture and supply
a range of building materials and in the operation of builders
and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) stores. The Company is organized into four
two in Europe: Materials and Products & Distribution; and two in
Americas: Materials in the United States and Products &
in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Chile and Argentina. Materials
are involved in the production of cement, aggregates, asphalt and
concrete. Products businesses are involved in the production of
products and a range of construction-related products and services.
businesses are engaged in the marketing and sale of builder’s supplies
to the construction industry and of materials and products for the DIY
market. During the year ended December 31, 2008, CRH acquired a 50%
venture stake in My Home Industries Limited, a cement company. In 2008,
it acquired Commercial Duomo.