Incorporated in 1994 in the State of Vermont, Newmont Slate® Company, formerly the Granville Slate Co. is an ever expanding business with quarries and facilities operating in Poultney, Wells, Pawlet and West Pawlet, Vermont. These quarries share a singular history with most slate quarrying in America, beginning in the early 1830’s when mining was a home grown industry for local construction and ever increasing production for an ever expanding marketplace, from before the Civil War to the present where it is a multi-million dollar industry.
Before the development of a viable transportation system, first the Erie Canal, next a reliable railroad system and finally our nations interstate highway network, roofing slate production was constrained by the difficulty of transporting heavy products to the marketplace. As each stage of advancement of transportation facilitated an increase of availability of natures ultimate roofing material, slate production increased proportionately. Much of Newmont’s present prime quarry resources were once owned and developed by former slate barons, Welsh, English Italians, Poles, Irish- as varied as their waves of immigration. The present “Slate Baron,” Jack Williams, has followed in the footsteps of these pioneers and built a company pre-eminent in his industry, Newmont Slate® is synonymous with quality. Newmont Slate®’s present inventory, multi- millions of dollars of slate roofing ready to ship, arguably what is probably the largest reserve of slate mineral in the United States, encompassing miles and hundred of acres of registered quarries, and a portfolio of intellectual properties is unsurpassed in the slate industry. Newmont Slate® is ready to serve all your slate roofing needs.