Celebrating 80 years of success in Morganton

On May 15th, we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the SGL Carbon site in Morganton, North Carolina. The entire SGL Morganton family came together to celebrate this remarkable milestone with the site and select guests.

The history of the SGL Carbon site in Morganton is a testament to innovation and progress in the field of graphite-based materials. The site traces its roots to 1944 when it was established with the vision of becoming a key player in the production of advanced materials. SGL Carbon was founded in 1992 through the merger of SIGRI and Great Lakes Carbon; the Morganton site has been part of SGL Carbon since that time. Over the years, the site has undergone significant expansions and technological advancements to meet the growing demand for high-performance graphite products.

In recent years, the SGL Carbon Morganton site has initiated numerous programs to ensure the safety of its employees. As a result, the Morganton site has now gone over 3 years and 750,000 hours without a Lost Time Accident (LTA) and has received the North Carolina Gold Star Safety Award for the second consecutive year.


Quotes on the 80th Anniversary

  • Dr. Torsten Derr, CEO of SGL Carbon, explains: “I am very proud of our Morganton site and the people who work here. Their expertise and dedication have helped the site to achieve numerous accolades and recognition in the industry. I would like to thank all our colleagues and retirees in Morganton for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to this site and to SGL Carbon.”
  • Shane Holland, Site Manager of the SGL Carbon site in Morganton, explains: “I look back with pride on the past 80 years here at our site. SGL in Morganton has been, is, and will continue to be an innovative company rooted in Western North Carolina.  We are looking forward to the future, continuing to strengthen the collaboration with our local community.
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