DAYTON, Washington (News release) -- Columbia Pulp I, LLC and GMCO Corporation announced plans to partner in the processing and sale of an innovative chloride-free soil stabilization and dust control product under GMCO's IntegriBlend brand. The IntegriBlend-CF product developed by GMCO is built upon Columbia Pulp's novel biopolymer chemistry platform, introducing a high-performance non-chloride alternative to dust suppression and soil stabilization applications.
The biopolymer is a natural plant extract derived from the wheat straw pulping process, one of several natural product lines being produced at Columbia Pulp's state of the art biorefinery located in SE Washington state.
"We couldn't be more pleased working with GMCO's product development and sales team. They're a proven leader in the marketplace and a good fit for this sector of our business" says K.C. Kuykendall, V.P. of Sales and Technology Bio-Polymer Division with Columbia Pulp.
"GMCO Corporation is excited and proud of our new partnership with Columbia Pulp. The technological concept that Columbia Pulp set out to prove years ago was an incredible idea and has now been proven by the diligent people within that organization. Their bio-polymer adds another dimension to GMCO's lineup of products used to meet the diverse demands of our customers" says Jeremy Henderson, President.
In the early 1960s, GMCO Corporation began serving the Western Slope of Colorado through road construction projects and chip sealing work. Client base grew, an opportunity to expand services and began offering gravel road stabilization products that safely controlled dust while preserving the road. Today, GMCO serves Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Washington, Idaho and California specializing in environmentally friendly and naturally derived road maintenance products including their new bagged salt product Torch SD and livestock feed salt. GMCO is proud to be committed to transporting, storing, and applying products that are responsible and with a focus on environmental preservation and sustainability. Visit http://www.gmcocorp.com
Columbia Pulp I LLC
Columbia Pulp upcycles residual wheat straw into eco-friendly alternative fiber wetlap pulp serving the paper and packaging industries. The Company also produces unique biopolymer products with several industrial and agricultural applications. Utilizing locally sourced straw and an innovative biorefinery process, Columbia Pulp's 140,000-square-foot mill adds roughly one hundred family wage jobs to the agricultural communities of southeast Washington. Columbia Bio-Polymer products are sustainable American-made derivatives of wheat straw, free of the quality and supply inconsistencies common to other wood and agriculture- based products.