Huber Carbonates, LLC, a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corp., is substantially increasing capacity at its ground calcium carbonate (GCC) operation in Marble Hill, GA. 
“Huber has a long-term, multi-stage plan to increase capacity in ground calcium carbonate, driven by customer demand and new product sales,” says Matt O’Brien, vice-president and general manager of Huber’s GCC business. The continuous investments in ground calcium carbonate will, he adds, position Huber to continue supporting its customers’ growth strategies with increased capacity for both medium fine and fine ground products.  “This expansion − coupled with the recent expansion of our Quincy, IL, GCC facility − is already in motion and targeted for completion in 2016,” says Rick Zwingelberg, operations director for Huber’s GCC business. “We continue to be well-positioned to meet the growing needs of our customers in a number of markets.”  “The expansion plans we are implementing build upon our ongoing growth strategy,” adds O’Brien. “These continuing investments to expand and improve our manufacturing capabilities underline Huber’s long-term commitment to the ground calcium carbonate business and the customers we serve.” Huber’s industrial GCC products are used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, including building materials; drilling fluids; rubber; thermoset composites; thermoplastics; swimming pool plasters; pet food; cultured marble; paints and coatings; and adhesives, caulks and sealants. www.hubermaterialscom