Investment in timberlands begins in 1941 with the purchase of a tract of land in Maine. This marks the beginning of the Timber & Minerals business, the forerunner of today’s Huber Resources Corp.
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) also traces its origins to this period. A 1946 patent for silicates marks Huber’s entry into specialty chemicals. A key building block of HEM’s Ground Calcium Carbonate business is the Calcium Carbonate Company, purchased in 1973. In 1981, Huber acquires Solem Industries, an alumina trihydrate (ATH) manufacturer, which becomes the foundation for HEM’s Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business.