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Call Us At: (814) 662-2711
1156 Christner Hollow Rd., Fort Hill PA 15540
info@keystonelime.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

History of Keystone Lime Company, Inc. In Springs, PA

 
Company Logo, Fort Hill in Pennsylvania, PA
 
Keystone Lime Company, Inc. of Springs, Pennsylvania had been in the business of quarrying and mining since 1929. We have 80 years of stone mining experience and 50 years of asphalt paving experience. Contact us to learn more about our stone quarries and mines.

Getting Started

Our family-owned quarrying company was started by grandfather Cleman E. Folk, who mined coal and limestone along with 2 employees in a small mine near Niverton (now Springs), Pennsylvania, using the coal to burn the lime prior to using it for agricultural purposes.
 

Switching Mines

In the 1940s, Mr. Folk moved his operation to a different limestone mine between Salisbury and Pocahontas, bought more trucks, and hired more employees. By the 1950s, he had leased a farm near High Point Lake in Savage, Pennsylvania, and began operating an open pit limestone quarry. Stone was crushed on-site to produce aggregates for road stone and other building purposes, as well as agricultural lime.

Expanding Our Company

The company was also able to lease an underground mine within a mile of that site, operated during the winter months only in order to maintain production year-round. In the 1950s, Cleman's son, Mark Folk, joined the company, focusing his attention on getting the aggregates state-approved and adding bituminous concrete, or blacktop, to the product line. Before Cleman died, a sandstone quarry near Grantsville, Maryland, was opened to again expand the operation.

Beyond Lime

Lime is no longer the chief concern of Keystone Lime Co., Inc. The quarries referenced above have been "worked out" and have been reclaimed. Additional quarries in PA, MD, and WV have been acquired to expand our service area. In addition, we now operate 2 hot mix asphalt plants, one in PA and one in MD..

The Son Takes Over

In 1974, Mark Folk assumed his father's position as President of the company. He still plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of the business. Mark's 3 daughters have since assumed the corporate officers' positions and are also involved in the business in combination management and accounting positions. The quarries and crushing plants are constantly being updated as we look for ways to improve production.

Current Operations

Today,Keystone Lime Company Inc. operates an underground limestone mine, a sandstone open pit quarry, and a blacktop plant in Pennsylvania. In Maryland, Keystone Lime Company Inc. operates an open pit limestone quarry and another blacktop plant. Also, there is an open pit limestone quarry near Kingwood, West Virginia.
 
Refinery, Fort Hill in Pennsylvania, PA
 

Awards

1999 - National Quality Initiative Award, Supplier to Route 219 Meyersdale Bypass
2001 - Awards for Paving Maryland Route 560 and Friendsville Route 742 Streetscape
Winter 2001 - Quality in Construction Award for materials and paving work on Interstate 68 near Friendsville, from National Asphalt Pavement Association
2005 - Award of Excellence for Intersection Improvements on Rte 219, McHenry MD.
2006 - Maryland State Highway Administration Award of Excellence for Hot Mix Asphalt Production Facility
Crushing plants are on-site for each quarry and two paving crews provide support for the blacktop production. Subsidiary companies, also owned by the Folk family, operate an open pit sandstone quarry and an underground limestone mine in the Deep Creek Lake area of Garrett County, Maryland.
 
Contact us at (814) 662-2711 in Springs, Pennsylvania, to get an estimate on work by Keystone Lime Company, Inc.