The largest producer of natural stone in North America, Polycor Inc., has completed its merger with Indiana Limestone Company (ILCO), a dimensional limestone quarrier and building products producer headquartered in Bloomington, IN. This announcement comes shortly after Polycor’s recent acquisition of four limestone quarries in France in July.
United by a common business culture, the merger is expected to drive meaningful growth through cross-selling synergies, geographic expansion and sharing of best practices. In addition, the merger will provide an expanded product offering for customers of both companies, positioning the combined business as the solution of choice for architects, builders, dealers and other stakeholders in the natural stone value chain. Existing customers and suppliers can expect a seamless transition and to receive the same quality of service they have come to expect over time.
“This transaction represents another milestone in Polycor’s journey to become the global leader in the natural stone industry,” said Patrick Perus, president/CEO of Polycor Inc. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the leading producer of Indiana limestone in ILCO, and look forward to welcoming this world-class team into the Polycor family.”
ILCO is a recognized brand in North America’s natural stone industry, with its stone being used in the construction of some of the U.S. most iconic buildings and monuments. ILCO also produces a wide range of natural stone masonry and hardscape products for use in residential, commercial, institutional and renovation applications.
Tom Quigley, CEO of ILCO said, “Our business today touches the lives of dealers, fabricators, distributors and architects worldwide. We are proud to be a part of a great industry. Now, by joining with Polycor, a business partner with whom we share common values, passion and ambition, there is unlimited potential to expand our offering and deliver even greater value to our customers.”
Through this merger, both companies expect continued growth and momentum in all phases of business operations. As such, all plants and quarries will continue to operate as normal, with both the Polycor and ILCO management teams leading their respective business operations going forward. Existing ILCO shareholders will become significant minority shareholders in the go-forward entity as the business embarks on its next phase of growth. With a more diversified and expansive geographic presence, ILCO’s offices in Bloomington, IN will serve as a primary base to support continued expansion in North America.