Michels Corporation has been pioneering innovative new technologies for six decades, growing from a small pipeline construction company into one of the largest, most diversified utility and infrastructure contractors in North America and the largest quarrier in Wisconsin.
In addition to their construction services, Michels has an expansive line of natural stone offerings.Their dimensional stone division is located in the center of the state in Wausau, Wisconsin.200 miles from Milwaukee, 200 miles from the Twin Cities and 250 miles from Chicago.Formerly known to the market as Anderson Bros. & Johnson (AB&J), this company became a division of Michels Corporation in 1996.As one of the oldest continuously operating mining companies in the United States, AB&J had been providing material to the market since 1895.In 1971 their Red Granite was designated the Official State Stone of Wisconsin.
As the only deep red granite found in North America, Michels provides several products to the market including building and monumental stone, crushed stone, decorative landscape stone, rip rap and armor stone for shoreline protection. Granite slabs and blocks are shipped to fabricators that produce monuments, building facades, ornamental features, paving slabs, polished tile and other specialty products.
The material’s extreme durability and the company’s reputation for quality has resulted in growth to other markets over the last 20 years.A growing number of memorials, streetscapes, monuments, and landscape designs feature granite from Michels.
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