Robinson, IL Calciner


Our Robinson, Illinois plant was formerly owned by Union Carbide and at one time produced a higher grade of CPC used in the production of graphite electrodes for electric arc furnaces.

Surrounded by miles of picturesque cornfields, our Robinson calciner and the adjacent Marathon refinery are a critical part of the town’s (pop. 6,800) economic stability.

  • Commissioned in 1958 by General Carbon and Chemical Company.
  • Located adjacent to Marathon Robinson oil refinery in Illinois.
  • Product targeted for aluminum smelter anode applications.
  • Two rotary kilns with 315,000 ton/yr capacity.
  • Receives raw material by rail or truck.
  • Green coke storage for 80,000 tons of raw material.
  • Provides direct rail shipments to customers and to our Chalmette and Gramercy terminals for customized shipment blending.
  • Employs ~30 people.

Rain CII's network of six calcining facilities across the United States provides for greater flexibility in our continual efforts to meet our customers’ needs. Each plant has an established track record and each is strategically placed to take best advantage of local resources. Our operations provide for direct shipment to terminals with customized CPC blending capabilities.