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News 2013

NOV
08

KaMin LLC to Increase Kaolin Prices for Paper Markets
11/08/13
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NOV
08

CADAM to Increase Kaolin Prices for Paper Markets
11/08/13
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NOV
08

KaMin LLC to Increase Kaolin Prices for Industrial Markets
11/08/13
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JUN
03

KaMin In The News
6/03/13

KaMin received top honors in their category for their world class safety performance in 2012 at the recent IMA-NA spring meeting.



News 2012

NOV
20

KaMin LLC Announces Price Increase for Paper Grade Kaolin Clays
11/20/12

KaMin LLC announced today that it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper industry 4-6% effective January 1, 2013, or as contracts allow. This price increase is necessary in order to recover cost increases we have experienced in transportation as well as manufacturing, where we have seen escalation in mining, packaging and chemicals; stated Warren McPhillips, Vice President of Commercial.

KaMin continues to work diligently on productivity projects and to manage our cost base to offset these inflationary pressures. However, these increases are necessary to recover these additional costs, and to enable us to meet our commitment to create the greatest long term value for our paper customers through continued investments in people and technology.



News 2011

NOV
16

KaMin LLC Announces Price Increase for Paper Grade Kaolin Clays
11/16/11

KaMin LLC announced today that it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper industry effective January 1, 2012, or as contracts allow. KaMin is committed to investing the necessary resources in technology, innovation and people for long-term sustainability in order to continue to serve its paper customers at a high level KaMin's goal is to create the greatest value for its paper customers through partnerships geared towards delivering cost effective solutions designed to reduce coating formulation cost and to optimize paper and printing performance.

The threshold of $6/MMBTU and incremental surcharges by product type will remain the same. This policy applies to all slurry, spray-dried hydrous and calcined kaolin grades sold to the paper industry globally.

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NOV
16

KaMin LLC to Increase Kaolin Prices for Industrial Markets
11/16/11
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MAY
03

Rankin Hobbs, CEO of KaMin LLC, Honored as Georgia's 2011 Small Business Exporter of the Year
5/03/11

KaMin's Press Release regarding SBA awarding KaMin LLC as 2011 Small Business Exporter of the Year.

MAY
02

U.S. Small Business Administration Announces KaMin LLC - Georgia's 2011 Small Business Exporter of the Year
5/02/11

Rankin Hobbs, CEO of KaMin LLC Is Georgia's 2011 Small Business Exporter of the Year. Rankin Hobbs was honored today as Georgia's 2011 Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Hobbs company, KaMin LLC of Macon, exports about 60 percent of its production of kaolin clay to customers in more than 50 countries. Hobbs received his award from Terri Denison, SBA Georgia District Director, at an Atlanta luncheon hosted by the Georgia Lenders Quality Circle, a group of active SBA bankers and other small business lenders. Hobbs was nominated for his award by Rick Martin, Director of the Georgia Small Business Development Centers International Trade Center.

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MAR
14

KaMin LLC Announces Price Increase for Containerized Export Kaolin Clays
3/14/11

KaMin LLC announced today that it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for export container customers effective May 1, 2011, or as contracts allow. This increase will apply to all paper and industrial accounts on which KaMin pays the freight for shipment in containers. Our container carriers have notified us of both general rate increases as well as increased fuel surcharges associated with those container shipments; advised Tom Anderskow, Vice President; Commercial. While these circumstances are clearly beyond our control, we will continue to work with our carriers to do our best to minimize the impact to our customers; Anderskow continued; However, as we have communicated in the past, we must pass these increases through.



News 2010

NOV
16

KaMin LLC Announces 2011 Energy Surcharge Policy for Paper Markets
11/16/10

KaMin LLC announces that its 2011 energy surcharge policy, effective January 1, 2011 will remain unchanged from the KaMin 2010 energy surcharge policy. The threshold of $6/MMBTU and incremental surcharges by product type will remain the same. This policy applies to all slurry, spray-dried hydrous and calcined kaolin grades sold to the paper industry globally. Natural gas prices have been unusually low in 2010 and the Energy Information Administration anticipates that high storage levels and resilient domestic production will keep prices around $4/MMBTU throughout 2011; said Tom Anderskow, Commercial Vice President.

NOV
15

KaMin LLC to Increase Kaolin Prices for Industrial Markets
11/15/10

KaMin LLC announces that it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for global industrial markets effective January 1, 2011, or as contracts allow.

KaMin continues to improve productivity and manage its cost base to provide cost effective products and services to industrial markets.

KaMin is committed to create the greatest value for its customers by continuing to invest in technology, innovation and people. KaMin LLC is a manufacturer of high quality hydrous and calcined kaolin. With more than 70 years of experience, KaMin's reserves and proprietary processing technologies produce high quality kaolins for a variety of applications. KaMin mines and produces its kaolin exclusively in the US and sells its products to all regions of the world. KaMin operates three kaolin plants; Macon, Sandersville and Wrens; and has been recognized not only as a leader in product quality but also in its safe mining practices for many consecutive years.



News 2009

DEC
15

CIO, Senad Hadzic Interviewed by Forbes.com
12/15/09

Forbes.com recently interviewed Senad Hadzic, Chief Information Officer, for the article, http://www.forbes.com/2009/12/12/software-datacenter-outsourcing-technology-cio-network-kamin.html

Building Your IT From Scratch

This article highlights the successes of KaMin's information technology team in assuring that business operations were conducted in a smooth and controlled manner as KaMin transitioned away from J.M. Huber Corporation. KaMin LLC is a manufacturer of high quality hydrous and calcined kaolin. With more than 70 years of experience, KaMin's high quality reserves and proprietary processing technologies produce high quality kaolins for a variety of applications. KaMin mines and produces its kaolin exclusively in the US and sells its products to all regions of the world. KaMin operates three kaolin plants Macon, Sandersville and Wrens; and has been recognized not only as a leader in product quality but also in its safe mining practices for many consecutive years.

DEC
04

KaMin to Increase Kaolin Prices for Industrial Markets
12/04/09

KaMin LLC announced today that it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global performance minerals industry effective January 1, 2010, or as contracts allow. KaMin continues to improve productivity and manage its cost base to provide cost-effective products and services to the performance minerals industry. Our goal is to create the greatest value for our customers by investing the necessary resources in innovation, technology, and people.

NOV
18

KaMin Announces Change in 2010 Energy Surcharge Policy
11/18/09

KaMin LLC announces that it will revise its energy surcharge program, effective January 1, 2010, or as contracts allow.

KaMin LLC announces that it will revise its energy surcharge program, effective January 1, 2010, or as contracts allow. This surcharge applies to all slurry, spray dried hydrous, and calcined kaolin grades sold to the paper industry globally. We are fortunate that natural gas prices have been unusually low in 2009, and the Energy Information Administration anticipates that high storage levels and resilient domestic production will keep prices around $5/MMBTU in the coming months, said Tom Anderskow, Commercial Vice President. However, our adjustment to lower volume levels during this recession has forced us to examine every element of our cost structure, and kaolin processing is energy intensive. We are therefore adjusting the threshold for our 2010 energy surcharge program from $8/MMBTU to $6/MMBTU. The incremental surcharges by product type will remain the same.



News 2008

OCT
29

KaMin to Restructure Kaolin Operations in Georgia
10/29/08

KaMin LLC announced today that it will be restructuring its kaolin facilities in Georgia over the next several months.

OCT
15

KaMin LLC Announces New Industrial Kaolin Sales Brochures
10/15/08

Please contact askus@kaminllc.com if you would like a pdf or print version of these brochures.

JUL
01

New Names For KaMin's Grades Of Kaolin Clay
7/01/08

KaMin LLC, formerly the Kaolin Business Unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced today that it is in the process of changing the trade names of its kaolin products that now contain the name Huber. The affected products will be named using KaMin; in place of Huber; and are listed at the bottom of this announcement. All other KaMin LLC kaolin product trade names such as Lithosperse, Polyplate, Polyfil, Polygloss, Nucap, Nulok, Nylok, Polykap, Hydrafine, Hydragloss, Hydrasperse, Covergloss, Hydramatte, Hydracote, Hydrafil, Hydraglaze, Hydralux, Hydraplate, Hydraprint, Hydrasheen, Hydratex, Lithoprint, Omnifil, etc. will remain the same.

The trade name change is effective August 1, 2008 and is strictly a trade name change. The manufacturing process and location of these kaolin products remain unchanged. Until August 1, 2008 - Customers should continue to order KaMin kaolin products using the current Huber; trade name. All invoices, Bills of Ladings, Typical Physical Property Sheets, Material Safety Data Sheets and other paper work will continue to use the current trade names. Effective August 1, 2008 Customers should place their orders using our new trade names. The new trade names will appear on all paper work. Item numbers describing the details of the product package will remain unchanged. New Typical Physical Property Sheets and Material Safety Data Sheets will be available on our Product Finder at www.kaminllc.com.

JUN
16

KaMin LLC Announces Price Increase on Paper Kaolin Products
6/16/08

KaMin LLC announced today a price increase of 10 - 15% on its products sold to the paper industry. This price increase is effective immediately or as contracts permit. This price increase is in addition to the energy surcharge program that is already in place on all products sold the paper industry. Record energy prices and numerous other rapidly rising costs have impacted all facets of our operations. While we have an active productivity program to offset inflationary pressure the unprecedented rise over the last several months has made it necessary for us to seek additional pricing from our customers so that we can continue to deliver quality products and customer service, said Doug Carter, Vice President.

JUN
02

KaMin LLC Announces Price Increase
6/02/08

KAMIN LLC ANNOUNCES PRICE INCREASE TO INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SPECIALTIES CUSTOMERS

MACON, GA., June 02 2008
KaMin LLC, formerly the Kaolin Business Unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced today that due to soaring inland and ocean freight rates combined with escalating fuel surcharges, price increases will be implemented on all export delivered kaolin clay pricing to industrial specialties markets effective July 1, 2008.

Tom Anderskow, Vice President; Sales and Marketing for the Industrial Specialties business stated, We have continued to absorb the punishing effects of general rate increases and fuel surcharges implemented by ocean, truck and rail providers. These price increases are necessary to allow KaMin LLC to provide the superior service our international customers have come to expect.

Industrial Specialties business manufactures a variety of kaolin clay grades engineered for paint, coatings, ink, adhesives, rubber and plastics manufacturers.

APR
11

KaMin LLC Announces an Energy Surcharge on Kaolin Clay
4/11/08

KaMin LLC announced today that it had begun implementing an energy surcharge on its paper kaolin products effective April 1, 2008, or as contracts permit. This surcharge is being applied to its slurry, dry and calcined kaolin products sold across the world.



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