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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has congratulated Graymont on its commitment to the region in getting its Charbon Lime Plant at Kandos up and running again.

Mr Toole said it’s taken just over a year for the company to get to this stage, with the refurbishment of the kilns at Charbon now complete.

“Commissioning is underway with both kilns now producing quicklime,” he said.

“The product from Charbon will mostly be used for soil stabilisation, including major infrastructure projects, and will also supply to other essential services including the purification of drinking water, waste water treatment, mining and energy.

“Several onsite roles were filled last year, with over a dozen new employees from the local region put on in recent months. The plant restart not only creates local jobs, it will generate direct and indirect economic benefits for local businesses and the regional community.”

According to Glen Best, Graymont’s Vice President Operations Asia Pacific, the Excelsior limestone mine at Round Swamp has also recommenced operations, supplying limestone rock to Charbon for processing.

“The decision to restart these idled facilities reflects the company’s continued confidence in the significant growth potential for lime and limestone products in the Asia-Pacific region and further demonstrates our capacity and willingness to invest in order to enhance our position as a global industry leader,” Mr Best said.

“Graymont strives to be world class in everything we do. We are committed to employing locally, procuring locally where possible, and investing in the local region.”


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