Credit: F12-S01-F06-F12.260, Tri-City News, City of Coquitlam Archives

The Lafarge company was born in Le Teil, Ardèche, France. Joseph-Auguste Pavin de Lafarge began regular extraction operations in the limestone quarries. This company would expand in the 1950s to 1970s and begin extracting gravel from the area now known as Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam.