This positive news coincided well with the Customer Event we hosted at Monte Casino for our customers, captains of industry, architects and contractors/developers. We used this platform to launch our 2012 Marketing Campaign aptly titled "Building Solutions for Life". We expect that the elements of the campaign will communicate to the marketplace that Lafarge Gypsum South Africa is committed to premium quality, innovation and tailor-made solutions offerings.
We alluded to sustainable partnerships with rural communities in our first newsletter. We are proud to report that Lafarge Gypsum has since donated a complete light steel frame home, complete with sanitation, to a deserving family in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal.
In addition, our involvement in the Orange Farm Aids Orphanage and The New Jerusalem Children's Home is underway.
We anticipate that 2012 may continue to feel the effects of the global economic volatility, however, I'd like to leave you with this message: "We at Lafarge are dedicated to service excellence and customer orientation, and despite these embattled times we face we will continue to offer you quality and innovation, never compromising what is most important to Lafarge - the customer."
We look forward to a productive last quarter and trust that our mutually beneficial partnership will grow from strength to strength.
Jean-Paul Croze, Managing Director of Lafarge Gypsum South Africa, at the company's recent customer event at Montecasino.