Opened first plant on 1 acre in Irwindale CA.
The only products sold were #5 (1/4”), 4/5, #4 (3/8”) and 5/8” ASTM D1863 granite., both in 80lbs bags & pneumatic tankers for rooftop delivery.
Our market was aggregate for built-up roofing.
Relocated to 10 acres in Fontana CA.
Being near the Kaiser Steel plant, we added roofing slag.
Begin packaging 3M roofing granules, competing head to head with 3M on their own product. Our niche was the roofing supplier and contractor selling pallets & truckloads. 3M’s niche is major roofing manufacturers via rail cars.
3M eventually discontinued their sacking operation in California.
Added granule color blending and 6lb-6 pack bottles
Started CalCant, manufacturing perlite and fiberboard roofing cant strip, tapered edge & tapered systems.