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November 18, 2020 - Blacklidge Plants Deeper Roots in Texas
Gulfport, MS – Blacklidge, a leader in advanced eco-friendly asphalt materials and the original Trackless Tack® manufacturer, announced its plans to increase its presence in Texas today at the groundbreaking for its new 10-acre plant in Fairfield, Texas. The facility is expected to be fully operational by 2022 and is Blacklidge’s second expansion into the Texas market.
The new facility, which will be part of the Fairfield Industrial Park, will have the capacity to produce millions of gallons of their industry-leading flagship products—UltraTack® and UltraFuse® plus other advanced asphalt materials.
“On behalf of the Fairfield economic development, it’s been an honor and a privilege working with you all. We are very humbled and appreciative of the opportunity we have to help Blacklidge expand and grow here in Texas,” said David Fowler, President of the Fairfield Economic Development Committee. “We are looking forward to a great partnership and relationship. It’s not a one and done for us; when you come here, we are partners for life. We appreciate your investment and the opportunity for Fairfield to serve you.”
Fairfield Mayor, Kenneth Hughes, also thanked Blacklidge in his statement saying, “I just want to thank y’all for choosing our city. Like David said, and he basically said it all, we are truly blessed to have you here and we are looking forward to a long partnership with you.”
The new facility opening exemplifies Blacklidge’s commitment to Texas and supporting regions. This expansion also enables Blacklidge to serve current and prospective customers better, positioning the company for anticipated growth in this market as well as others.
“We are not just a typical asphalt materials company; we are a company fueled by innovation. That’s why we came to Texas, they are open to innovation,” Blacklidge’s CEO, Brit Blacklidge, said as he addressed the group. “Not just innovation from a competitive price standpoint, but innovation from an environmental and a high performing products standpoint. At Blacklidge, we produce asphalt materials that help roads last longer and are good for the environment.”
Blacklidge is a leading innovator, producer and distributor of eco-friendly asphalt materials. Based in Gulfport, Mississippi, Blacklidge’s U.S. footprint includes nine operating facilities, a fleet of tankers and a state-of-the-art testing and development lab. Blacklidge manufactures several advanced asphalt products—such as UltraTack and UltraFuse as well as age-regenerating asphalt products—including ReGen®, ReGenX® and ReCharge™. Family-owned and operated since its inception in 1990, Blacklidge prides itself on its legacy of building safer, longer-lasting roads and delivers performance and reliability that advances the construction and maintenance of asphalt pavements. With Blacklidge, it’s always the better road.
Mary Tveit, Media Relations