News

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.

March 20, 2015

Naubinway, MI, March  20,  2015  – Graymont welcomes the approval by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) of the recently updated Graymont Land Transaction Application, which involves the sale and exchange of lands within Mackinac and Luce Counties.

December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 — A global producer of lime and limestone products has today announced it is entering the New Zealand market saying this shows their faith and confidence in this economy.

September 17, 2014

Graymont, one of North America’s leading lime producers, and the Lheidli T'enneh are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with respect to Graymont’s proposed new lime plant and quarry near Giscome, British Columbia.

June 12, 2014

Graymont, one of North America’s leading lime and limestone producers, confirmed today that, subject to regulatory approvals, it intends to move forward with a new limestone operation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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