Huber expands calcium carbonate granulation capacity in US

Huber expands calcium carbonate granulation capacity in US

2:24 AM, 5th September 2011
Huber expands calcium carbonate granulation capacity in US

ATLANTA, US: Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J M Huber Corporation, is expanding its Quincy, Illinois manufacturing operations to accommodate additional capacity for calcium carbonate granulation production for its health & nutrition business unit. The new addition is expected to be operational in second quarter 2012 and generate 10,000 metric tonne of calcium carbonate granulation annually to serve the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical markets. The expansion will be integrated into the existing Huber calcium carbonate milling operations and significantly increase GMP capabilities at the Quincy site.

“This is a major step forward for Huber Health and Nutrition, as we continue to grow our calcium carbonate granulation business. As customer demand at our Modesto (California) operation has grown steadily, we have been evaluating various expansion options,” said Minas Apelian, VP and General Manager, Health & Nutrition business, Huber. 

“The Quincy location, where ground calcium carbonate is manufactured, is an ideal option since it’s strategically located for customers in the eastern US. Logistical and economical efficiencies will be created such as responsive and shortened transit times and freight cost savings,” added Apelian.

With the Quincy addition, HEM becomes the only North American calcium carbonate granulation supplier with two manufacturing sites. To lead expansion efforts in Quincy, Huber has hired Hugh McCoy as Project Manager, to become Plant Manager once its operational.

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