Mississippi Lime Acquires Mercer’s Hydrated Lime Business


Mississippi Lime Co. announced it has completed its purchase of Mercer Lime Co.’s hydrated lime business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Mercer Lime Co., with operations in Branchton, Pa., has a long history of producing high-quality hydrated lime to a variety of markets including chemical and industrial, water treatment and various environmental applications.

Bill Ayers, president and CEO of Mississippi Lime, said, “This acquisition is consistent with our continued mission to be the leading supplier of hydrated lime products and services in North America. This addition will strengthen Mississippi Lime’s position in the industry and help better service the wide range of hydrated lime customers in the region.”

Mississippi Lime Co., based in St. Louis, has been providing the nation with high-calcium lime products for more than a century. The company has  facilities in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Verona, Ky.; Huron, Ohio; Vicksburg, Miss.; Weirton, W.Va.; Chester, S.C.; Mobile, Ala.; Prairie du Rocher, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Port Allen, La.; and Denver.