Lafarge North America said it has acquired assets from the New Orleans division of Metro Materials Inc., a family-owned ready mix provider headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.

The acquisition involves Metro Material’s New Orleans assets, which includes its two Ready Mix concrete plants and associated trucks and equipment.

“We are excited to expand our businesses in New Orleans, La.,” said John Stull, president and CEO of Lafarge U.S. “The area is an important market for us and even though the economic environment remains challenging, we are willing and able to invest in our future.”

Lafarge North America Inc. has more than 260 industrial and distribution sites and about 3,400 employees in 40 States in its U.S. cement, aggregate, concrete and gypsum businesses. Lafarge U.S. is an operating unit of Lafarge North America Inc.