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E M I MFM INDUSTRIES INC. SUMMER 2012 Clay People Mining the right type of clay for high-quality cat litter that clumps when used so consumers can dump it is not simply putting dirt in a bag. • Ocala, Fla. “We control every aspect of the clay, from cradle to grave.” // ELLIOTT MALLARD, president and CEO Private label cat litter production accounts for. nearly 85 percent of MFM Industries’ business.. [ BY RUSS GAGER ] It’s not every type of clay that can be used for the high-quality cat litter produced by MFM Industries, Inc. – it is calcium montmorillonite. “It is a very absorptive clay,” explains Elliott MalPROFILE MFM Industries, Inc.. Headquarters: Ocala, Fla. | Specialty: Cat litter and absorbent clay products | Employees: 80 Projected 2012 revenue: $30 to 35 million lard, MFM Industries president and CEO. “You can take this clay and stick it to your tongue and have to physically yank it off your tongue – it’s that absorbent. This type of clay will absorb water, but it fractures like glass.” MFM Industries, Inc. mines this unique clay – which is named after the region in France where it was discovered in 1847 – in Marion County, Fla. “Florida has a very specific depositional environment in which these clays were deposited,” Mallard points out. “Northwest Marion County contains this and nowhere else – not until you get into the panhandle of Florida do you find other of the same types of clay reserves.” The company uses calcium montmorillonite to produce cat litter and other products mostly under private labels, for grocery, pet specialty and retail outlets. MFM also has several brands that it markets to customers across the United States and internationally. 238

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Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012
Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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