Lhoist produces and markets lime, dolime and mineral products. Founded in 1889, the company has production facilities and distribution centers in Europe, and North and South America. It also develops customized solutions and specialty products, including oxides, hydrates and minerals. Their products serve the agriculture, chemical, construction and civil engineering, and environment sectors. Based Limelette, Belgium, Lhoist currently has 6,400 employees and $2.2 billion in turnover.