New GCL Manufacturing Facility to Open in Spain


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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CETCO International (a gsa underwriter), a wholly owned subsidiary of AMCOL International Corp. , has announced its plans to build a manufacturing facility for its geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) products in Segovia, Spain, approximately 40 miles north of Madrid. The facility will be 100 percent owned by CETCO.

According to the Managing Director of CETCO Europe Limited, Vince Forrester, construction of the facility will begin in late June this year, and the plant will be on line in the first quarter 2006.

Forrester said, "This facility positions us to capitalize on the opportunities in landfill lining and other environmental and construction markets in Spain, an area we have grown in since our acquisition of Linteco in 2004.

Locating a plant in Spain should provide CETCO with a solid platform on which to service these markets in coming years. This particular location is especially attractive from a logistics perspective — not only for the Spanish market, but for other important markets in Western Europe and North Africa."

CETCO supplies environmental products and technical expertise to a wide range of highly specialized markets, including wastewater treatment, lining technologies, drilling products and building materials that serve as waterproofing agents. CETCO’s environmental lining products, sold under the trade names Bentomat(R) and Claymax(R), are geosynthetic clay liners engineered for use in landfills, sewage lagoon, decorative pond and mine site applications.

AMCOL International is a specialty minerals company that produces a wide- range of materials for industrial and consumer-related markets.