The Georgia Marble Company was founded in 1884 by Samuel Tates in Pickens County, Georgia. It specializes in marble quarrying and it's headquarters are in Tate, Georgia. In 1969, the company was sold to the Jim Walter Corporation. Over the next few decades, it was sold to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company, Hillsborough Holding Corporation, First Chicago Corporation, and IMERYS. Finally in 2003, the stone dimension division of Georgia Marble was acquired by Polycor.
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