Each year, Thiele Kaolin Co. in Sandersville and Wrens exports 400,000 tons of kaolin through the Port of Savannah. The company exports a third of the mineral, which is used mainly as a paper coating. Most of the exports go to Asia.
The strike could bring the company's export business to a standstill, said Randy Mayberry, the company's director of international sales.Read more
"As chemical, power, transportation and other manufacturing costs continue to escalate, it has become necessary for Thiele to increase prices," said Eric Tillirson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Thiele Kaolin Company. "Thiele continues to aggressively pursue cost reductions through focused internal programs."Read more
"We are extremely proud of this achievement and appreciate all of our employees making this milestone possible," said Thiele President and Chairman of the Board Sam Smith.
Thiele employees recently furthered their dedication to creating a safe work environment by formally pledging to work safely.Read more