Polycor continues expansion by adding another Indiana limestone company
Polycor Inc in Canada, which merged with Indiana Limestone (ILCO) in 2018 and took over another American Indiana limestone company, Elliott Stone Company Inc, based in Bedford, Indiana, in 2019, has now reached an agreement to acquire Evans Limestone in Indiana.
Patrick Perus, CEO of Polycor Inc, says: “The acquisition of Evans Limestone continues our history of strategic growth. This acquisition expands Polycor’s access to the highest quality natural stone products while also expanding our geographic footprint.
“This is truly another exciting time for us as we continue our commitments to providing leadership in the industry and to providing premier products to our customers. We are very excited to welcome the Evans Limestone products and stone experts into the Polycor family.”
Evans Limestone’s roots date back three generations and over the years it has built a reputation for expertise in producing high quality products for smaller, high profile architectural applications that include the Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse, the Pennsylvania Judicial Center, and the United States Holocaust Memorial.
Stephen Evans, the President of Evans Limestone, says: “Across generations of time in this industry we have developed a reputation for hard work and exceptional products. We are very pleased to be joining the Polycor family.
“Polycor’s vision and values are directly in line with Evans Limestone’s, and we look forward to bringing our history and expertise to the world’s leading natural stone quarrier. Together, we will continue to do great things for our customers and for our employees.”
Polycor’s quarries include four in Burgundy, France, previously operated by Rocamat that it bought in 2018. The stone from them includes the celebrated Massangis stone, as well as Rocherons, Charmot, Comblanchien, Lens and Valanger. These stones can be seen in France on such famous structures as the Louvre, the Louis Vuitton Foundation and at the base of the Eiffel Tower.
They have also made their way to the UK and the fact that Polycor would like to sell more in the UK is clear from it having joined Stone Federation Great Britain.
Founded in Québec City, Canada, in 1987, Polycor company employs more than 1,300
people and owns more than 50 quarries and 20 manufacturing plants in North America and Europe, laying claim to be the largest dimensional stone company in North America. It has committed to being carbon neutral by the end of 2025.
The acquisition of Evans Limestone, a member of the American Building Stone Institute and the Indiana Limestone Institute, adds another quarry and some 30 employees to Polycor.