DailyFinance  Mar 27  Comment 
Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("ApolloMed") (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated, physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced interim financial results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
DailyFinance  Mar 13  Comment 
Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of AMCOL International...
Cloud Computing  Mar 13  Comment 
Halfpenny Technologies was selected by Meridian Health Systems ACO Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: MRDH), as their exclusive partner for the management and exchange of laboratory...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
A deal has finally been struck between Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and AMCOL International (NYSE: ACO). The respective companies have announced that Minerals Technologies will acquire AMCOL for $45.75 per share or $1.7 billion. The battle...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 10  Comment 
AMCOL International Corp. agreed to sell itself to Minerals Technologies Inc. for about $1.7 billion in cash after rival Imerys dropped out of the bidding war.
StreetInsider.com  Mar 10  Comment 
* Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) and AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which MTI will acquire AMCOL for $45.75 per share in cash, or a total value of...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday March 7 through Sunday March 9, 2014: Report Intermune Attracting Takeover Interest The Rumor: Shares of Intermune (NASDAQ: ITMN) surged higher Friday...
Reuters  Mar 7  Comment 
U.S. minerals and materials group, AMCOL International, has given Paris-based Imerys four working days to match a rival bid by Minerals Technologies, which AMCOL's board has...
TheStreet.com  Mar 6  Comment 
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Minerals Technologies  has returned with a sweetened bid for Amcol International , offering $1.74 billion for the mineral producer to again leap past a competing offer from Imerys. New York-based Minerals Technologies is...


ACO is the world leading producer of the chemical bentonite. Bentonite was originally used in steel making. It was placed in the steel mix to absorb moisture, helping to produce stronger steel. A new innovative use was extrapolated, and bentonite became the primary active component in kitty litter. It is such a strong absorber of moisture that if placed on seemingly dry concrete, the tiny amounts of moisture will be absorbed leaving pock marks in the concrete.

ACO also provides contamination barriers for plant waste and dumping grounds. The barriers keep toxic materials from entering ground water and surrounding soil.

Finally, ACO makes products used in oil and gas production

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