About Us

Our History

Since our founding in 1980 by Ed Bittner as a custom gear representative in the Midwest, our company has grown and evolved in more ways than one. Today, we are a leading processor, packager, and provider of an array of carbon and graphite-bearing materials that serve a diverse range of industries.

our journey

Over the years, we’ve expanded our horizons to serve not only small and medium-sized businesses but also Fortune 500 companies. Our wide-reaching influence spreads throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, where we deliver our high-quality, US-manufactured materials.

our industries

The applications of our materials are extensive. They are used in Charge, Trim, and Furnace Metal Cover applications for the Mill and Foundry industries, both Ferrous and Nonferrous, and the Metal Refining industry. They also serve as additives in Formulations for various sectors, including Lubricants, Plastics, Rubbers, Friction, and Drilling.

our products

We specialize in carbon and graphite bearing materials. This includes Natural (flake, vein & amorphous), Purified, Expanded, and Synthetic Graphites, Carbons, Charcoal, and Carbon Black. Our products, processed via Screening, Milling, and Blending, are uniquely designed to meet our customers’ specified requirements.

our commitment

Beyond providing quality products and outstanding service, we are committed to helping our customers meet their environmental objectives. Our Recycling Initiative enables the recycling of spent carbon/graphite powders, various used and new shapes, as well as EDM & Arc Furnace Electrodes. We even have a charitable aspect to our recycling program, contributing at least $.01/lb for every pound recycled to a charity of our customers’ choice.

our invitation

We are Experienced, Customer Focused, and interested in working alongside you and your company to help you meet cost, service, and environmental objectives. We invite you to contact us today and discover how we can help you. We promise to offer you Outstanding Service and Competitive Pricing and/or Reduced Costs in a prompt fashion. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you. Let’s journey together!