About Columbia River Carbonates
COLUMBIA RIVER CARBONATES was established in 1985 as a supplier of high grade, ultra-fine ground calcium carbonate throughout the Northwestern United States, Western Canada, and the Pacific Rim.
The company is a joint venture between Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, and Bleeck Management, Inc., a family-owned business, which has been in the calcium carbonate business since 1850. Combined, this experience provides our customers with technically advanced products, competent technical service and advice, and the resolve to help find the answers to their current and future problems.
As a joint venture between Bleeck Management, Inc., and Omya, the company incorporates the highest level of manufacturing, technical experience and expertise of both owners, each of whom have been active in calcium carbonate production and technical development for generations. Bleeck Management, Inc., is owned by a family which has been in the business of calcium carbonate mining and processing since the 19th Century. Omya, founded in 1884, is a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. Omya services multiple industries such as construction, printing & writing papers, technical polymers, packaging, food, personal & home care, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and forestry, water and energy. As a joint venture with Omya, Columbia River Carbonates offers its clients unrivaled diversity in products and services.