United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. (USLM), founded in 1948 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of lime and limestone products in the United States. The company caters to a diverse range of industries, including construction, steel, paper, glass, environmental, agriculture, and various industrial markets.
United States Lime & Minerals operates through two primary business segments:
- Lime and Limestone Operations: This segment focuses on the production and sale of high-quality lime and limestone products, such as quicklime, hydrated lime, and limestone aggregates. These products have a wide range of applications, including construction materials, soil stabilization, water treatment, air pollution control, steel manufacturing, paper production, and various chemical processes.
The company operates several lime plants and limestone quarries across the United States, primarily in the Central and Southwestern regions. It maintains a strong distribution network to serve its customers, utilizing rail, truck, and barge transportation methods.
- Natural Gas Interests: United States Lime & Minerals also has natural gas interests in the form of royalty and non-operating working interests. The company’s gas interests are located primarily in Texas and Louisiana. This segment provides the company with an additional revenue stream that is subject to fluctuations in the natural gas market.
Over the years, United States Lime & Minerals has grown through a combination of organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and expansions. Its focus on product quality, operational efficiency, and customer service has positioned it as a significant player in the U.S. lime and limestone industry.