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December 21, 2016

Richmond, BC, December 21st, 2016 – Graymont announced today that an Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate has been issued for the proposed lime plant and quarry operation to be constructed near Giscome, BC in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

“We welcome the issuance of the EA Certificate, which enables us to continue advancing this strategically important project,” stated Graymont President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Godin, noting that the new plant is designed to ensure a long-term supply of lime to mines and other vital industries in the North.

September 1, 2016

Bedford, QC, September 1st, 2016 – Graymont announced today that agreements have been concluded with all three municipalities involved with the Bedford Heritage Project, a crucial step in the realization of a unique initiative that will help ensure the continuing long term operation of one of the largest employers in the region.

April 22, 2016

Richmond, BC, April 22, 2016 – Faced with continuing soft market conditions that have impacted the entire lime industry, Graymont announced today that it will indefinitely idle its Pavilion lime plant and quarry, located near Lillooet, British Columbia, effective June 30, 2016.

April 18, 2016

Graymont publishes its 2015 Sustainability Report, designed to provide an overview of Graymont’s commitment to achieving industry leadership in all aspects of sustainability – health, safety and environment, economic and social. It is what underpins Graymont’s mission to improve our world by responsibly meeting society’s needs for quality lime and stone products. The report can be found in the Sustainability section of this website.

April 14, 2016

Tacoma, Washington, April 14, 2016 – Following the loss of a key customer in British Columbia, the Graymont Tacoma plant will be restructured, and the precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and quicklime processes will be shut down as of June 30, 2016. The rest of the facility will be converted into a bulk hydrate, pulverized limestone and terminal operation.  These actions will result in the lay-off of the majority of the approximately thirty employees at the plant, with six employees remaining to operate the restructured operation.

March 17, 2016

Tacoma, Washington, March 17, 2016 – Following the loss of a key customer in British Columbia, Graymont announced today the decision to reorganize its operations in the Pacific Northwest.

The Tacoma plant will be restructured, and the precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and quicklime processes will be shut down.  The future site of the remaining hydrate and pulverized limestone operations will also be reviewed in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, some of the thirty employees at the plant will be laid off.

December 14, 2015

Boucherville, Quebec, December 14, 2015 – Following a strategic review, Graymont today announced the decision to dissolve its Materials Group in Quebec. This decision involves the divestiture of certain assets in the Portneuf region, a restructuring of Graymont operations at the Joliette plant and a reduction of the number of employees at those sites.

Graymont will proceed with the sale of the Béton St-Marc ready-mix plant, Redi-Rock division and St-Raymond sand pit and Neuville Quarry.

November 23, 2015

Richmond, BC, November 23, 2015 – Graymont announced today that, following extensive public and First Nations consultations, it has filed a British Columbia Environmental Assessment application for a proposed lime plant and quarry operation to be constructed near Giscome, BC in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

June 30, 2015

Vancouver, Canada, June 30th, 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 1st, 2015  — Graymont, an emerging global leader in the supply of lime and limestone products, has finalized the previously announced acquisition of two New Zealand-based producers, McDonald’s Lime and Taylor’s Lime.

April 27, 2015

Graymont announces the publication of its 2014 Sustainability Report. The report is designed to provide an overview of how Graymont strives to conduct its business in a responsible and sustainable manner. In line with our multi-faceted sustainability strategy, the report focuses on our efforts in the crucial areas of health and safety, communities, people, the environment and – implicitly – value creation for our stakeholders. The report can be found in the Sustainability section of this website.

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