Graymont is a family owned company whose management team and employees are dedicated to meeting or exceeding customer needs. The company is focused on high calcium and dolomitic lime, value added lime based products such as specialty hydrates and precipitated calcium carbonates, and in the aggregate and pulverized stone business.
Graymont takes a long term view of its business and the lime industry. Graymont has been in the lime business for over 50 years and operates facilities on sites that have been in operation for up to 200 years. Graymont is among the leaders in the industry in adding new efficient plants and equipment and operates some of the most modern facilities on the continent. Since 1989 Graymont has built close to 2.8 million tons of new state of the art capacity and will continue to add new capacity to meet market demand.
Graymont is the third largest producer of lime in North America. In Canada, Graymont subsidiaries have operations from New Brunswick to British Columbia. In the United States, subsidiary companies operate in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah and Nevada while serving markets in a much wider geographic area. In addition to Graymont's lime interests, Graymont Materials, located in upstate New York and the province of Quebec, provides construction stone, sand and gravel, asphalt products and ready mix concrete for the infrastructure and general construction needs of the area.
In 2003, Graymont became a part owner of Grupo Calidra. Calidra is the largest lime producer in Mexico, with seventeen production sites in Mexico and one in Honduras. The company, like Graymont, is privately held and has more than ninety years of continuous experience in the Lime and Limestone industries. Calidra mines some of the highest quality limestone deposits in Mexico.
Graymont and Calidra have a strong commitment to their customers. Having placed a deliberate emphasis on lime production, both companies have successfully demonstrated a solid history of growth. The result of this development is both financial stability and access to adequate capital. Graymont and Calidra have also dedicated specific resources toward such important areas as quality control, geology, engineering and environmental issues. Both companies have also secured extensive, high-quality stone reserves, ensuring a solid position for many years to come.
Graymont looks forward to continuing our work across North America and in so doing, helping to improve our environment, contributing to communities as a good neighbor, adding value as a responsible business partner, and continuing to provide high quality products to our customers.