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New advanced plant facility in Coos Bay

In June this year, GMA launched a new plant facility in Coos Bay, Oregon to support the growing demands of the aerospace, manufacturing and ship maintenance industries along the West Coast of USA.

GMA CEO Stephen Gobby, said that the new 115,092m2 garnet processing and recycling plant is our most advanced facility in the world, providing 20 jobs for the local community. 

“Establishing our facility in the Coos Bay Enterprise Zone enables us to be closer to our customers. This allows us to further improve our delivery lead times and maintain a consistent supply of our products to help minimise interruptions to their operations,” Stephen added.

Leading the way in clean mineral processing, GMA uses no heavy chemicals in the processing of garnet, affirming our commitment to the uncompromising health and safety of the employees, the local community and the environment. 

Moreover, we are constantly working with our customers to minimise waste and develop more sustainable operations for their business by offering them the complete garnet life cycle solution. GMA will be first company to offer used garnet recovery and recycling solutions to customers in the West Coast region. 

“Our used garnet recovery programmes will help customers lower their garnet disposal costs, and a peace of mind that their garnet waste is responsibly managed with minimal impact to the environment,” Stephen said. 

GMA has been providing GMA Garnet™ industrial abrasives for the waterjet cutting and protective coatings industries in America for over 14 years.

Our products are distributed from our warehouses or processing plants in Texas, Montana, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and now in Oregon. Over the years,we have invested significantly throughout the region, particularly in our mine in Alder, Montana, developing it into the largest operating hard rock garnet mine operating in the world. 


By Stephanie Cheong, GMA Group