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May 12, 2017

Graymont today confirmed that it has completed the transaction to sell its New York Materials business to Upstone Materials, Inc., a member of the Barrett Industries Group, a leader in the paving, aggregates and construction sectors.

The New York Materials business is focused on providing construction stone, sand and gravel, asphalt products and ready-mix concrete to meet infrastructure and general construction needs in the region

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April 25, 2017

Graymont publishes its 2016 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 21, 2017

Graymont today confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to sell its New York Materials business to Upstone Materials, Inc., a member of the Barrett Industries Group, a leader in the paving, aggregates and construction sectors. The transaction is expected to close by mid-May 2017.

About Graymont

Graymont’s New York Materials operations are focused on providing construction stone, sand and gravel, asphalt products and ready-mix concrete to meet infrastructure and general construction needs in the region.

April 3, 2017

Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 4th, 2017 – Faced with continuing soft market conditions that have impacted the entire North American lime industry, Graymont announced today that it will idle the lime kiln operations at its Green Bay facility in Wisconsin, effective June 1st, 2017.

The Great Lakes market will continue to be fully supplied by other lime plants in the Company’s network while the Green Bay facility will be converted into a bulk hydrate and terminal operation.

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.

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