Graymont Western US Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of an agreement with Ash Grove Cement Company. As of June 1, 2006, Graymont will begin a multi-year lease of the storage, hydrating and bagging operations of Ash Grove's Rivergate plant in Portland, Oregon.
A team from Graymont met today with the Standard Practices Committee members from Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation and the RBHCA (Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association of Saskatchewan) to examine the use of hydrated lime in hot mix asphalt. As part of its mission, the Standard Practices Committee promotes changes and improvements in contracts, general and special provisions, and other specifications through dialogue with the department of highways or other officials as necessary.
Graymont Western Canada Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with the Athabasca Northern Railway (ANR) for a new lime transload terminal site just south of Fort McMurray, AB. This agreement provides Graymont with the rights to sufficient property for a full service lime transload terminal facility. This facility will efficiently transfer quicklime, limestone and other related products from railcar to truck for local delivery to customers in the region.
Graymont’s Exshaw plant and employees, in particular Steve Czank, have been commended for providing assistance during a potentially dangerous flooding situation near the town of Exshaw. A front-end loader and operator were provided to assist in battling collapse of the banks of Jura Creek and assistance was offered to rebuild the banks.
Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation today signed new leases that will permit Graymont Western Canada Inc. to continue its limestone mining and processing operation on Ts’kw’aylaxw Indian reserves until 2045.
Graymont has operated its limestone quarry and processing plant on Ts’kw’aylaxw lands since 1974 and is the only mining operation on an Indian reserve in all of Canada. The mine is located in Marble Canyon on Highway 99 between Lillooet and Cache Creek.
RICHMOND - On December 2, 2004 the Graymont Board of Directors approved a corporate Sustainable Growth strategy. Within Graymont, Sustainable Growth has been defined as “The ongoing profitable growth of our business, earned through operating in accordance with societal norms and expectations.” Graymont’s management team recognizes that we operate our business with the consent of the society in which we operate and that it is imperative for our shareholders that we preserve our “social license to operate”.