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FOCUS ON ‘REAL SOLUTIONS TO REAL ISSUES’ LEADS TO MEANINGFUL INNOVATION OF ROOFING PRODUCTS AT SGI

This story is in recognition of National Roofing Week, June 5-10.   SGI Senior Director, Research and Development, Daniel Rardon, PhD, leads his team of scientists and technical specialists with a small, but mighty conviction as they develop and refine roofing products for asphalt shingle manufacturers: innovations should provide real solutions to real issues. That … Continued

Giving back to the community

Team members from SGI’s Blue Ridge Summit, PA-based, Charmian Plant and Hagerstown-based Technical Center, and Corporate Headquarters recently supported their community by volunteering for the United Way of Franklin County’s May of Caring. Team members helped Waynesboro Community and Human Services, a local nonprofit, by painting, installing a new drop ceiling, and weeding. The effort … Continued

SGI AND V6 AGRONOMY FORM PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE SUSTAINABLE FARMING MAINSTREAM WITH METABASALT SOIL AMENDMENTS

SGI, a Standard Industries company, and V6 Agronomy today announced a partnership aiming to make sustainable farming mainstream with the use of metabasalt soil amendments — one commercial farm at a time. Early studies show that SGI’s crushed metabasalt rock fines and Mineralift™ application both help remineralize nutrient-depleted soil while supporting crop yield and showing … Continued

SGI earns Silver Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Award from NSSGA

SGI, a leading manufacturer of high-quality roofing products, industrial minerals, and agriculture applications, has been recognized by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for excellence in safety. On Monday, the NSSGA recognized SGI with a Silver Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Award for the safe operations demonstrated at its five nationwide manufacturing operations, four … Continued

SGI PARTNERS WITH HORIZON GOODWILL INDUSTRIES, HEAVY METAL PLAYGROUND, TO SUPPORT TRAINING PROGRAM

  Sometimes, the only things people need to start a new path are a new, in-demand skill set, a supportive environment, and a little bit of hope. A recent partnership between Specialty Granules LLC, Horizon Goodwill Industries, and the Heavy Metal Playground is breaking down barriers to give Heavy Equipment Training program participants just that. … Continued

Ione facility earns Gold Award for Environmental Excellence

Specialty Granules LLC places emphasis on principles such as safety and the environment in its daily operations. Last week, SGI’s Ione plant was recognized for its efforts when it became a Gold Award recipient of the National Sand, Stone, and Gravel Association’s Environmental Excellence Awards. “We’re excited to have received the honor of being recognized … Continued

Dave Wallace and Matt Wallace bring father-son bond to work

If there are two major life lessons Dave Wallace taught Matt Wallace while growing up, it was work ethic and responsibility. “He made you work for what you wanted. I had to buy my cars,” explained Matt. “And, he was always around. I guess that made me the dad I am today.” Like father, like … Continued

Donation from SGI funds benches at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park

Just in time for peak season at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park, six new benches have been placed along the battlefield’s walking trail so visitors can take periodic breaks from discovering the Civil War battle that took place July 4 and 5, 1863, during the retreat from Gettysburg. The benches were purchased by the Friends of … Continued

Father and son bond while fixing cars, working together

Mike and Chris Shindledecker of Blue Ridge Summit know a thing or two about mixing work and play. The father-son duo both are employed at Specialty Granules LLC’s Charmian plant — and for leisure, spend time restoring cars together. “We work on them together. We argue a little bit,” laughed Chris. He said the two … Continued

Partnership to Develop Agricultural Product Line Shows Promise to Improve Crops and Reduce Carbon Footprint

A strategic partnership between Specialty Granules LLC (SGI), Monty’s Plant Food Company and OrganoCat has developed MagmaHume™, a mineral-rich soil and plant fortifier, that shows promise in boosting crop yield while having potential to reduce a farmer’s carbon footprint. The collaboration came out of a desire to address nutrient-depleted farmland and climate change by utilizing … Continued