Rock of Ages Corporation

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A granite quarry run by Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Corporation is a company in Vermont. It mines granite, which it sells largely for use in memorials, though it also makes smaller products.[1]

It was started in 1885, and has its headquarters in Graniteville, Vermont, which is close to Barre.[1]

There are around 230 people who work for the company. Rock of Ages had a profit of about $800,000 in 2008.[2]

In October 2010, another mining company, Swenson Granite Company, said it would buy Rock of Ages for $39 million.[2]

Rock of Ages runs the largest granite quarry in the world. It is about 600 feet (180 m) deep, and covers about 50 acres.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile". Yahoo! Finance. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=ROAC+Profile. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Swenson Granite to buy Rock of Ages in cash deal for $39 million". Vermont Business Magazine. 9 October 2010. http://vermontbiz.com/news/october/swenson-granite-buy-rock-ages-cash-deal-39-million. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  3. "ROCK OF AGES". Central Vermont Chanber of Commerce. http://www.central-vt.com/visit/stories/rockofages.pdf. Retrieved 21 October 2010.