Richmond, British Columbia -- Graymont today announced plans to build a new lime hydrating and distribution facility to meet growing market demand in Northern Alberta and surrounding region.
The investment is consistent with Graymont’s strategy for growth in Western Canada and its objective to be the supplier and partner of choice in the lime and limestone industry. “This initiative confirms Graymont’s objective to enhance its ability to reliably serve both existing and new customers across Alberta,” said President and CEO Stéphane Godin.
Graymont acquired a site within Lamont County of Alberta near Edmonton that is strategically situated adjacent to major transportation corridors, including rail. This site will enable the new plant to serve customers throughout the province’s industrial heartland, including the oil and gas market in the Fort McMurray area, and well beyond.
“Our track record for unsurpassed supply reliability and going the extra mile to meet customers’ needs is helping to position Graymont as the partner of choice for just about any application that utilizes lime to create added value. Furthermore, Graymont has the flexibility to source lime from its network of 18 plants across Canada and the United States” said Godin.
As part of its project-planning process, Graymont is committed to consult community members and stakeholders. Assuming the project gets the green light from Lamont County, the Company anticipates starting construction in the second quarter of 2013, with completion of the facility targeted for the second half of 2014.
Graymont is a leading producer of lime in North America with facilities across the United States and Canada, and has a significant investment in Grupo Calidra, the largest lime producer in Mexico.
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