Company Overview

With over 90 years of superior service, Specialty Granules (“SGI”) is a leading aggregates and mining company supplying specialized products to the North American building materials industry. Headquartered in Hagerstown, Maryland, SGI has four production plants strategically located nation-wide. SGI maintains a commitment to service based on an in-depth understanding of customers’ needs and an ability to translate that knowledge into innovative products.

SGI is an operating subsidiary of Standard Industries. Standard Industries is a global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate. For more information about Standard, visit


Top Manufacturer's Honored at Recent Manufacturer's Association's 112th Annual Event

The Manufacturer's Association, a growing regional trade association serving manufacturing, production and logistics in Pennsylvania and Maryland, recently honored the recipients of its annual Manufacturer's Awards. Presented as part of its awards honors segment at their April 25 'Annual Event' hosted at The Pullo Center, the Association's 112th gathering set the backdrop to publicly recognize and honor member companies and partners who made a difference in the regional economy, the lives of their employees, their communities, and the local manufacturing sector during 2017.

Recognized as the Association's outstanding Community Investor was Specialty Granules LLC, (Charmain Plant) of Blue Ridge Summit, PA. SGI is a leading mining company supplying specialized products including the manufacturing of Roofing Granules and construction aggregates to the North American building materials industry. Presented each year to the company that shows a concerted commitment to the betterment and growth of the local or regional community(s) in which it does business, this award honors Franklin County-based SGI for its numerous civic and community initiatives and engagement with the local communities of Blue Ridge Summit, Waynesboro, Ft. Ritchie and elsewhere. Their unique 'Behavior Based Safety' program involves observations of safe work practices, and charitable dollars donated to non-profit organizations. The program is an effective means to increase safety awareness while helping others in need.

Shown from left are outgoing Association President Tom Baughman; Incoming Association President Travis Gentzler; SGI Coloring Plant Manager Robert Brockman; Bushneck; Keynote speaker NASA Astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, and Association Executive Director Tom Palisin

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