CARCO Mineral Resources is a family owned and operated company focusing on complete customer satisfaction by providing quality products, excellent service, technical support, and competitive prices.
Our products are principally being used for retention & drainage, deinking, contaminant control and other water treatment applications in pulp and paper mills. From 1996 to 2003, the Company was an exclusive supplier of bentonite for Ciba Specialty Chemicals for use in their once patented Hydrocol and Organopol systems.
Today, with the ever-changing paper industry, CARCO has embarked on a diversification program to broaden its customer base and its product lines. For example, we now serve several chemical companies for the paper industry, and our products are making significant strides in areas of paper mills such as Deposit Control and Effluent water treatment. As a matter of fact, because of excellent response to the quality of our material, paper mills are now specifying CARCO bentonite to their chemical suppliers.
In addition, CARCO now offers quality products for other industries such as sealants for pond construction, ceramics and for many other industrial uses. We are continually working to improve and innovate new products as an effort to support all bentonite demands while welcoming the opportunity to work with others in the development of new products and ventures for all markets.
The CARCO Mineral Resources Connor Mine and the Caldwell Plant are located near Boise, Idaho. The Company has a high quality deposit with more than an adequate amount of reserves. Our Southwest Idaho location is conveniently located for not only serving the U.S. and Canada markets but also for exports from Seattle and Tacoma, Washington as well as other West Coast sites. CARCO has regional offices in San Antonio, TX and Atlanta, Georgia where we give our customers and vendors timely informative responses.
CARCO has been able to effectively utilize the Idaho deposit through detailed attention to selective mining practices. Each mining campaign is carefully supervised by experienced personnel to ensure extraction of high quality and high brightness bentonite.
We strive to produce the best quality bentonite products with a commitment to safety and excellence. The Caldwell Plant is a continuous looped-in process producing multiple products using varying grades of bentonite with customized specifications to meet any request. The facility is rail connected with the capability to efficiently load bulk railcars, boxcars and tanker trucks. Furthermore, the Company has a superb packaging reputation with the flexibility to ship product in one-ton bags (super sacks) as well as smaller (25kg) bags, which have been particularly useful for export shipments.
Manufacturing excellent products requires team work that begins with precise mining, hauling of raw feed, strict quality controls through in-line testing and a commitment to excellence.