bm-navigation: bm-t1-post-navigation-1
bm-pageheader: bm-t1-pageheader

Happy Labor Day!

As Labor Day approaches this weekend, Specialty Granules would like to take a moment to recognize our incredible team of employees. From the mines and quarries to the processing facilities where rock becomes granules, the hard work of SGI’s tradespeople, mechanics, and laborers helps to put high quality roofs over the more than 1 million … Continued

Summer Fun at the Fort Ritchie Community Center

Located just over the Pennsylvania state line, the Fort Ritchie Community Center (FRCC) is a pillar of the community for residents of Cascade, Maryland. Through its many recreational, fitness, and educational programs, the center is an important partner to local families and promotes health, wellness, and cultural development focused on the arts, sports, technology, and … Continued

From the Statehouse to Charmian: A Visit from State Senator Doug Mastriano

We were honored to welcome State Senator Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania’s 33rd district to SGI’s Charmian facility. Special thanks to Senator Mastriano for his visit and the opportunity to share SGI’s story and work in the Blue Ridge Summit community. We look forward to continuing to work together with our civic leaders to keep our … Continued

Back to School with Sydney’s Wonder Web at the Renfrew Institute

Over the years, SGI has been honored to partner with one of our favorite organizations, the Renfrew Institute for Cultural & Environmental Studies, on myriad educational and community programs for local families in south-central Pennsylvania. In keeping with its mission of promoting cultural and natural stewardship of our local environment and community, the Renfrew Institute … Continued

Celebrating the Great Outdoors with our Community at the Mason-Dixon Appalachian Trail Outdoor Fest

Located in the shadows of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail, our SGI Charmian family is full of hikers, hunters, fishers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. All of us at SGI love nothing more than celebrating our natural environment, as well as those in our community who … Continued

SGI Responds to Second Round of Public Comments on Northern Tract Permit Application

Following the department’s second public meeting and comment period about SGI’s permit applications for the proposed Northern Tract Quarry, we have prepared and submitted detailed responses to the comments made to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) about our Charmian facility in Hamiltonban Township. We hope this information will help clearly demonstrate how SGI … Continued

Celebrating Earth Day & the Carroll Valley Trout Derby

SGI is proud to call Adams County and its surrounding areas home, and we love nothing more than finding opportunities to connect and interact with the community – especially when it involves being outdoors. Last month, we were thrilled to be part of two dynamic events that offered us the chance to get to know … Continued

Strawberry Hill and SGI Charmian

At SGI, we understand our duty to protect the vital and beautiful ecosystems where our employees and their families live, work and play. That’s why we donated $8,000 last year to Strawberry Hill for the revitalization of the Middle Creek Trout Habitat and the park’s Erosion Control Project. In their spare time, many of our … Continued

SGI Responds to Public Comments on Northern Tract Permit Application

Some members of the public submitted comments concerning our permit applications for the proposed Northern Tract Quarry at our Charmian facility in Hamiltonban Township. We have prepared and submitted detailed responses to a broad range of issues raised to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). We hope this information will assist in better understanding … Continued

The Manufacturers’ Association Names SGI Outstanding Community Investor

The Manufacturers’ Association, a growing regional trade association serving manufacturing, production and logistics in Pennsylvania and Maryland, recognized SGI’s Charmian facility as its outstanding Community Investor in 2018. The award “honors Franklin County-based SGI for its numerous civic and community initiatives and engagement with the local communities of Blue Ridge Summit, Waynesboro, Ft. Ritchie and … Continued