Wisconsin Manufacturer GLC Minerals Assists Industries with Gypsum Backlog

Posted on 6-06-2024

Wisconsin manufacturer, GLC Minerals, is assisting industries impacted by supply chain disruptions related to the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse in the Port of Baltimore. Baltimore’s port handles the largest volume of gypsum of all U.S. ports, and its partial closure has created challenges for a variety of industries.

“GLC Minerals has been contacted by manufacturers needing an interim supply of specialized gypsum until the flow through the Port of Baltimore is reestablished,” explained Holly Bellmund, President of GLC Minerals. “Our team has reached out to the Port of Baltimore to learn more about their current needs, and we’ve geared up to offer assistance.”

GLC Minerals manufactures specialized formulas of gypsum that are used mainly for agronomy, animal nutrition, and industrial applications in paints, coatings, sealants, caulks, and adhesives.

“We’re ramping up gypsum production to help support specific segments of the supply chain until the Port of Baltimore is up and running,” added Ed Van Poucke, Chief Commercial Officer at GLC Minerals. “We operate a terminal at the Port of Green Bay, in the heart of the Midwest, which enables us to help fill this gap in demand, allowing industries that rely on gypsum to continue operating. Our team works collaboratively with public and private entities alike, such as the Port of Green Bay, to offer what we call the KBR promise. We go above and beyond for our customers to help Keep Businesses Running.” 

GLC Minerals is one of the leading suppliers and innovators of custom minerals in the Midwest. The 152-year-old firm has had five generations of family ownership. GLC’s minerals are sourced from the Great Lakes and include limestone, dolomite, gypsum and magnesium.