CRH Plc is a diversified international building materials group which manufactures and distributes a range of building materials products from the fundamentals of heavy materials and elements. The company operates its business through six segments: Europe Materials, Europe Products, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products and Americas Distribution. The Materials segments in Europe and America are engaged in the production and sale of a range of primary materials, including cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt/bitumen and agricultural and/or chemical lime. The Products segments in Europe and America are engaged in the production and sale of architectural and structural concrete products, clay products, insulation products, fabricated and tempered glass products, construction accessories and the provision of a wide range of inter-related products and services to the construction sector. The Distribution segments in Europe and America are engaged in the businesses of builder's merchandising activities and Do-It-Yourself stores, which are engaged in the marketing and sale of supplies to the construction sector and to the general public. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.