Genoa, Ohio - For the last two years in September, the community of Genoa, Ohio has put on the Genoa Street Fair with the Graymont Genoa Plant as an enthusiastic participating business. Graymont set up a booth that entertained and educated the crowd with dramatic demonstrations of quicklime being slaked, and samples of the various products produced at the plant. With over 1000 people stopping by, you can tell that the Graymont booth was very popular!
Tacoma - On September 14, Graymont’s plant in Tacoma, Washington held an Open House at their facility for vendors, family and friends. Eighty one people attended and had a great time touring the plant, enjoying a great barbecue of brats, burgers and fixings.
Exshaw – Graymont’s Exshaw Plant employees hosted their annual Stampede Breakfast on July 12. The highlight of this year’s breakfast was personally guided tours of the plant and quarry which are offered every second year. Invitations, outlining Graymont’s activities and plans for the upcoming year, were mailed to residents living in communities along the Bow Corridor.
Plattsburgh – Graymont's Plattsburgh Quarry in New York, held it's annual "Kid's Days". The program is a two full-day event that includes multiple tours of the quarry and presentations given by Graymont employees and other officials. Ninety students from the Oak Street Elementary school witnessed a large section of limestone on the far side of the quarry brought down by a series of 10 charges.
PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Graymont Western Canada Inc. (“Graymont”) announced today that it has applied for permits to build and operate a lime plant and associated limestone quarry. The proposed operations are located in the Regional District of Fraser Fort-George approximately 27 kilometres northeast of Prince George near the settlement of Giscome.
Boucherville - Graymont Western Canada's Pavilion Plant received a "Certificate of Achievement" award at the 45th Annual Mine Safety Awards held in Victoria, BC. This award is presented annually by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, to mines and quarries with an injury frequency rate of zero.
Salt Lake City - Graymont's Pleasant Gap plant in Centre County, Pennsylvania has made a significant financial contribution towards a new Emergency Services Building for the Pleasant Gap Fire Company. The fire station services the local community and also the Pleasant Gap plant and mine.
Boucherville - Graymont Western Canada's plant in Exshaw, Alberta is donating materials and equipment to the Calgary Quad Squad Association to help in the construction of bridges. The bridges cross waterways in the Waiprous Valley near Exshaw and will allow continued public access to trails in this area.
The Graymont Western Canada team helped sponsor two seminars that were presented by the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta in February as part of the Roadbuilder's ongoing seminar program.
After just one year producing Redi-Rock retaining wall blocks, Graymont Materials has tripled the size of its market territory. Through the Fall and Winter of 2006, Graymont negotiated Exclusive License Agreements for most of the Province of Quebec. Shortly after that, the Materials Division negotiated with Carroll Concrete to take over as a sub-licensee for the Capital Region of New York State. Future expansion in New York is also possible.