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Harsco Announces New Crushed Glass Plant in Northeast

July 12, 2013 - Worldwide sustainable resource recovery services and environmental products company Harsco Metals & Minerals announced today the acquisition of a crushed glass manufacturing operation in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, previously held by LVH Industries, Inc. The operation enables Harsco to expand its sales of high-quality crushed glass abrasives and aggregates across the northeastern United States.

Crushed glass abrasives joined Harsco’s product line nearly a year ago, aptly branded BLACK BEAUTY® GLASS. The product is processed from recycled post-consumer bottle glass and has become known for optimum quality and performance for select applications. The company’s new manufacturing facility will further solidify Harsco’s abrasive position in the marketplace and commitment to the beneficial recycling of industry by-products. The Original BLACK BEAUTY® brand of coal slag abrasives has been a mainstay of Harsco’s production for nearly 80 years and has positioned the company as a market leader.

“This new operation further expands our offering to the surface preparation industry and also allows us to diversify our product offerings into alternate applications, beyond abrasives,” said Greg Andersen, business unit president. “Building on our long-standing processing expertise and focus on quality, we are confident that our new offering will deliver value to our current and new customer base.” The company will offer recycled crushed glass for abrasive markets, industrial cullet, countertops and solid surfaces, filtration, filler and coatings.

Harsco Metals & Minerals is a division of Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), a diversified industrial company that is helping build the world by providing essential services and products to fundamental global industries, including steel and metals production, construction, railways and energy. Harsco Metals & Minerals is an industry pioneer in the processing of mineral products for environmentally beneficial uses and is known throughout the industry for its high-quality, high-performance BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives, roofing granules and aggregate products.


BLACK BEAUTY® Launches in St. Louis, MO

June 25, 2013 - The Original BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives are now available in St. Louis, Missouri. The location was added in order to best meet customer demands in the region. The high-quality abrasive is available in all grades — Medium, Fine and Extra Fine — and can be purchased in jumbo, 100-lb. and 50-lb. bags.


4300 Planned Industrial Street
St. Louis, MO 63120
(901) 789-0700 or (888) 733-3646

Looking for our BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasive products (coal slag, copper slag or crushed glass) in another area? Visit our contact us page or use our online locator tool to find a location near you.


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BLACK BEAUTY® blasting abrasives are known for their high quality, low dusting and low free silica attributes.
BLACK BEAUTY® GLASS abrasives are high quality, chemically inert, environmentally friendly and contain less than 1% free silica.
BLACK BEAUTY® IRON abrasives are currently available out of our Tampa, FL, Fairless Hills, PA (Philadelphia) and Houston, TX, facilities in three industry-standard grades.