Quebec, July 9, 2018 - Polycor Inc. announced today the acquisition of four limestone quarries located in Burgundy, France, previously belonging to Rocamat.
Polycor's mission is to make people fall in love with natural stone again and that now includes the classical limestone supporting the Eiffel Tower.
The North American quarrier is known for its vast portfolio of stones, many of which are the building blocks of our cherished heritage sites such as the Washington Monument benches, and New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Union Station. The acquisition of these French limestone quarries allows Polycor to further diversify its offering, now including the well-known Massangis stone. For centuries, this limestone has been used to build some of the most important structures in France, including the Louvre Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation and the base of the Eiffel Tower. Here in the U.S., this iconic limestone clads the exterior of the modernist Katzen Arts Center at American University in Washington, D.C.
Polycor plans to invest equipment and infrastructure updates, as well as return 18 employees back to their original activities at the quarries, now under Polycor’s leadership.
This acquisition furthers Polycor’s global presence as the company aims to expand its scope of activities and line of products from one continent to another. Thanks to Polycor’s existing sales infrastructure, U.S. and world clients alike will now be able to purchase this iconic French limestone in a variety of shapes and sizes: slabs, tiles, blocks and custom made projects.