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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2020
Leading Global Refractory Company, RHI Magnesita, Announces Installation of New Primary Crushing System
After an $8.6 million investment, the new two-stage crushing system improves sustainability, increases efficiency, and extends life of dolomite mine in York, Pennsylvania, United States.
YORK, UNITED STATES – RHI Magnesita, the leading global supplier of refractory products, systems, and solutions, is pleased to announce an innovative, new primary crushing system has been installed at their main United States industrial site in York, Pennsylvania.
The custom-designed, two-stage primary crushing system incorporates advanced technology to increase efficiency, optimize maximum material recovery, and reduce waste. The installation of the new machine will significantly extend the life of the mine at the industrial site.
RHI Magnesita’s York, Pennsylvania facility is the primary source of dolomite in the US, an important raw material for refractory production. All operations from mining the raw materials, to production of the refractories, to customer installation and recycling, are related to dolomite at this site. This full supply chain control guarantees RHI Magnesita can maintain quality control offering the best material for its customers.
“The Primary crusher project is a substantial investment, more than 5 years in the making, attributed to the vision of both former and current local leaders, to modernize our quarry operations, continuing the sustainability of the local operation” said John Resh, Plant Manager – York, PA. “With the support of our global & regional stakeholders, local government officials, and local business groups – the Operations project team safely and diligently, drove the project to successful completion.,” added Resh.
The $8.6 million development and installation of the new primary crushing system was a major capital investment project for RHI Magnesita in support of operations in the United States. As a global leader in refractories, employing 13,000 individuals across 37 countries worldwide, RHI Magnesita’s York County-based industrial site plays a significant role in the company’s global success. This unit is responsible for roughly 47% of all dolomite products from RHI Magnesita in the world and employs over 400 individuals.
The new primary crushing system replaces the original equipment that was installed during the 1950s when the dolomite mine was in its early stages. The new system will play a critical role in RHI Magnesita’s goals of improving operational efficiency, continually driving improvements in sustainability, and extending the life of the mine.
“As our Dolomite hub in the Americas, York is one of our strongest plants around the world. It has been, and continues to be, a great asset to our company. We are excited to invest in this plant to help build modern, sustainable operations” said Francisco Carrara, Executive Vice President of Operations – Americas.
The following YouTube video also provides detailed background and visuals of the new primary crushing system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isGxnefAX8g.
About RHI Magnesita
RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are critical for high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers around the world, with around 13,000 employees in 35 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita intends to leverage its leadership in terms of revenue, scale, product portfolio and diversified geographic presence to target strategically those countries and regions benefitting from more dynamic economic growth prospects.
Its shares have a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: RHIM) and are a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.