Ceramic Industry

Superior Graphite and Graphite Sales Launch Joint Venture (posted 5/8/09)

May 8, 2009
The two companies have launched Ozark Graphite Specialties for the production, marketing and sales of specialty graphite.

Graphite Sales, Inc. and Superior Graphite Co. recently announced that they have launched Ozark Graphite Specialties, a joint venture for the production, marketing and sales of specialty graphite.

“This is an exciting moment for us,” said Kevin Burmeister, chief operating officer (CEO) of Graphite Sales. “This joint venture improves our ability to supply the customer a quality product on time. In addition, we are delighted that we have found a business partner the caliber of Superior Graphite to bring these products to market. It is our mission to be a long-term supplier to the many industries utilizing specialty graphite, and this newly established venture casts a firm foundation for further growth.”

According to Edward Carney, president and CEO of Superior Graphite, “Ozark allows us to broaden the capabilities of our plant and people and provides another platform for growth, complementing our existing electrode business.”

“We see a smooth transition for our present customers who are about to begin receiving product from Ozark,” said Rodney Chiodo, sales manager for Ozark. “We look forward to showing our current and new customers the portfolio of products we are now able to produce on a consistent basis.”

Ozark Graphite Specialties can be contacted at (479) 968-1801, rodneychiodo@ozarkgraphite.com or www.ozarkgraphite.com.