From Day One...
In the early 1900s, H.C. Spinks, who operated a business that mined foundry sand and gravel in northern Kentucky, learned of an area in Tennessee that held some of the richest clay deposits found anywhere in the world. Realizing the great potential that the land posed for his business, Spinks purchased a sizable parcel of the property, which was located in the northwestern region of the state.
Spinks soon learned that the rich clay deposits weren't the only valuable resource specific to the area. He noticed that his newly acquired land was equally rich in natural beauty. So in 1916, he founded H.C. Spinks Clay Company and began making these resources available to the public.
The company has since grown to become a leading producer of clay minerals for a number of industries. But through the years, we've never lost sight of the same scenic beauty that H.C. Spinks noticed nearly a century ago.
That's why at Spinks Clay, we take extra care in preserving the land we utilize.