North America


The site in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, USA, can trace its origins back to Dr. A. E. Foote, who founded the Foote Mineral Company in 1876 as a purveyor of rare minerals. The company became a major producer of lithium-based chemicals when it acquired the right to mine spodumene at Kings Mountain, NC, in the early 1950s.

Today our North American business has extensive U.S. production capability in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Nevada. Research, product development and customer application support are conducted within the company’s Global Technical Center located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (Charlotte, NC Region).

All of our facilities are certified in accordance with ISO 9001.