In 1889 The North Carolina Granite Corporation was formed on the site of the world’s largest open-faced granite quarry now known as White Mount Airy Granite®. The Company has been in continuous operation since that time and has evolved into one of the most dependable, best known quarrier and fabricator of stone products in the US.
The Company is a privately held corporation, starting in 1889 with four individuals each owning equal shares.Over the past one hundred and thirty years, stock has been sold back to the Company, offered as incentives to employees and handed down to family members.Today there are over one hundred and fifty stockholders with no one or group having controlling interest.
The Company operates two granite quarries – White Mount Airy Granite® in Mt Airy, NC and Greene County Granite® in Greene County, Georgia. The Company is best known for its signature White Mount Airy Granite® that has been used on projects throughout the world.Notable projects using White Mount Airy Granite® are the Wright Brothers Memorial – Kitty Hawk, NC, Arlington Memorial Bridge – Arlington, VA, AON Building – Chicago, IL and most recent The FDR Memorial – NYC Roosevelt Island.Other products produced from the White Mount Airy Granite® Quarry are – Street Curbing, Paving, Building Veneers, Crushed Products, Counter Tops and Large Memorials.Over the past 25 years the Company has expanded its color offerings in granite to include blacks, reds, greys, green and pink that are sourced from other quarries in the US and throughout the world.The Company has also expanded into other stone types such as limestone and marbles and is always looking for new quarries and opportunities to expand its business.
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