Superior Graphite Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation in Specialty Graphite and Carbon-Based Products
Superior Graphite is commemorating 100 years of innovation and technical expertise in manufacturing graphite and carbon-based solutions for its global customer base. As it plans for another century of growth, the family-owned company is accelerating investments in specialty high-temperature technologies and continued innovation to better serve growing and advancing customer requirements. Superior Graphite recently announced enhanced infrastructure investments, new executive appointments, and a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software/business analytics to support future growth and ensure long-term competitiveness.
“Superior Graphite is more than a manufacturer. For 100 years, our customers have trusted us to help them solve problems and conquer new markets with our expert knowledge of graphite solutions,” said Edward O Carney, President and CEO. “As we look ahead to our second century, our partners can feel confident we will continue to apply our deep knowledge of graphite technology to provide more efficiencies, innovation and collaboration.”
The Chicago-based company has provided customers with unique technological solutions since its founding in 1917 as the Superior Flake Graphite Company. In 1925, the company opened its bulk graphite plant in the Clearing Industrial District of Chicago, as the city rose to prominence as the Midwest hub of manufacturing and trade in the USA. In 1977, Superior Graphite opened its first electro-thermal treatment/purification facility in Hopkinsville, KY, and later a second such facility in Sundsvall, Sweden in 1994. The advanced materials facility was opened in 1993 in Hopkinsville, KY to add synthesis of beta and processing of alpha silicon carbide to the company’s portfolio. Shortly thereafter, Superior Graphite opened main offices in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany and Shanghai, China to better serve its global customer base.
As part of the centennial celebration, Superior Graphite is debuting a new commemorative logo, which highlights the company ‘Innovating since 1917’. Company-wide celebrations are planned throughout 2017 with customers, business partners, suppliers, shareholders and employees at key manufacturing sites and facilities, including Chicago and Bedford Park, IL; Hopkinsville, KY; and Sundsvall, Sweden.
Superior Graphite will be exhibiting at Cermaics Expo 2018 in booth 419