Fused Mineral Manufacturer
It’s simple, we fuse it. Washington Mills is one of the world's largest producers of abrasive grain and electro fused mineral products for abrasive, refractory, ceramic, metallurgical and a wide range of general industrial applications. We offer an exceptionally wide line of standard abrasive grain and specialty electro-fused minerals from our worldwide multi-plant locations. Washington Mills manufactures synthetic fused materials through the electric arc fusion process, or Acheson synthesis technology, to produce high-quality grains and powders for a diverse range of applications. Controlling the furnacing of the raw material ensures the material has optimal chemistry, porosity and crystal size.
Family Owned & Operated
Gritty and committed to the future. Washington Mills is a family-owned company that has committed itself to the long-term success of the enterprise. Washington Mills has managed the succession to the third generation three separate times throughout its 150-year old history. Washington Mills recognizes that grit, resilience and an entrepreneurial spirit have been pillars of our existence over so many years.
150 Years in Business
You can count on us. Established in 1868, Washington Mills holds the distinction of being the oldest abrasive grain company in continuous operation in the United States and perhaps the world. Originally founded to crush Turkish Emery for use in polishing farm tools, Washington Mills has stayed true to its roots and continues to strive to meet and exceed its customers’ expectations by supplying customers around the world with high quality abrasive grains and powders and excellent service. Washington Mills’ experience and commitment to serving its customers and their core industries sets Washington Mills apart as a company that is deeply committed to a long-term vision and meaning of success.
Honesty, Integrity, & Reliability
Washington Mills is built on values that matter. Our founding principles of honesty, integrity, and reliability are still the values that guide our business today. Washington Mills takes pride in offering honest solutions to your fused mineral and abrasive grain and powder requirements. Treating our customers right is our goal and exercising our values is what we aim to do every day for our customers.
Consistent & Dependable Quality
When it comes to quality, we keep it consistent. We can help you find the right product to meet your requirements and insure that the supply is consistent. Washington Mills controls the quality from start to finish. We are focused on making consistent material every time so that you can purchase with the comfort of knowing the next batch will be the same as the last. We test material before, during, and after production. Our real-time in-process analysis produces dependable quality each time. Our products are meticulously monitored by our experienced furnace operators, laboratory technicians, and production teams.
Customized for You
We meet YOUR specifications. Washington Mills is focused on making a product to the specifications you desire. From the control of material chemistry to the crushing and grading of custom grains and powders, engineering products to perform in your application is what we like to do. Not sure what you need? - don’t worry. Our team of sales and R&D technicians have experience in helping you find the right fit. Do you have an exact specification that isn’t in our standard product offering? We can make it. Our vast experience with manufacturing fused minerals, along with crushing and grading for particle size distribution, will give you exactly what you want, when you want it. When others can’t, we can.