History of Sustained Growth

We are committed to continuously collaborate with our business partners, harnessing the challenges of today, and turning them into the opportunities of tomorrow. Solutions from Superior Graphite are tools that will positively impact your success.

2017

Groundbreaking of Specialty Carbons Plant in Hopkinsville, KY, USA

2017

100th anniversary. Superior Graphite receives Century Award from Loyola University in Chicago Family Business Center

2008

Expansion of the ultra-fine grinding facility, Chicago, IL, USA

2008

Opening of the Protect Tiles® facility with expanded production of SiC. Hopkinsville, KY, USA

2006

Superior Graphite becomes a partial ESOP

2005

Superior Graphite opens sales office in Shanghai, China

2002

Desulco celebrates its 25th anniversary – over 900,000 tons sold

2000

Opening of the Peter R. Carney Technology Center, Chicago, Illinois USA

1998

Opening of the Ultra-fine Grinding facility, Chicago, Illinois USA

1994

Opening of the 2nd Thermal Purification facility, Sundsvall, Sweden

1993

Opening of the Advanced Materials facility, Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA

1985

Acquisition of the Graphite Electrode facility, Russellville, Arkansas USA

1977

Electro-Thermal Treatment/Purification Technology Commercialization, Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA

1925

Opening of Bulk Graphite and Lubricant facilities, Chicago, Illinois USA

1917

The Superior Flake Graphite Company is founded

Fig. 01

1977- Hopkinsville, Kentucky Celebrating the 1,000th ton of Desulco® Produced

Fig. 02

2000- Opening of The Peter R. Carney Technology Center, Chicago, Illinois USA (pictured: Peter R. Carney and Edward O. Carney)

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