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Graymont restructures its Pacific Northwest lime operations

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Following the loss of a key customer in British Columbia, Graymont has announced the decision to reorganise 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 pulverised limestone operations will also be reviewed in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, some of the thirty employees at the plant will be laid off.

Graymont remains committed to reliably serving its customers in the Pacific Northwest, in line with our objective to be the supplier and partner of choice in the lime and limestone industry. Graymont will supply the market with quicklime from its other facilities in the region.

An emerging global leader in the supply of lime and limestone products, Graymont has a significant presence in the Pacific Northwest. It serves major markets throughout the United States and Canada, and recently extended its reach into the Asia-Pacific region. Graymont also has a significant investment in Grupo Calidra, the largest lime producer in Mexico.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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