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14th November 2019, Chicago, IL

New speciality carbon plant opens

The factory expands the company’s operations. © Superior Graphite

The factory expands the company’s operations. © Superior Graphite

Chicago-headquartered Superior Graphite has opened a new speciality carbon products plant in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The factory, in addition to the extension of the existing warehouse, expands the company’s operations and footprint on the site where it has operated since 1977.

This expansion is an important investment into the company’s second century of business and addresses the rapidly growing demand for highly consistent, low impurity materials in commercial quantities from its existing, as well as new, customers.

The new plant was designed to perform high-temperature purification of specialty carbons and graphites for distributed/mobile/motive energy applications. It will focus on ultra-high purity purification using proprietary electro-thermal treatment/purification technology, which has been significantly enhanced utilizing decades of experience, in combination with the latest information technology. In addition, the technology is also environmentally friendly. The facility is now fully operational and has created 20 new jobs.

“This is an incredibly exciting technological advancement for us and our customers to be able to provide product for their growing needs,” said President and CEO Edward Carney. “There is a shortage of natural and synthetic graphite purification capability for the energy markets.”

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