The Story of Spinks

H.C. Spinks Clay Co., Inc. has been supplying premium quality ball clays worldwide since 1916. An unswerving commitment to quality was the guiding principle upon which the company was founded. That principle guides Spinks Clay's operations today. From the chief executive officer to the operators and technicians in our production facilities, the genuine pride in our company and its products and services is evident.

At Spinks, we are in the business of supplying clay minerals with consistent properties, in any quantities desired on a reliable delivery schedule. It's as simple and straightforward as that. With enough known reserves in the ground to last well into the next century, Spinks expects to be supplying clay minerals around the world for decades to come.

Spinks owns substantial mineral deposits throughout northwest Tennessee. These holdings represent a "mineral bank" that assures a continuing supply to meet the growing demand for industrial clay minerals. We can't predict what life will be like in the 21st century, but man has been using clay minerals since the dawn of civilization. We don't expect that to change.

Spinks cannot take credit for the basic clay minerals. After all, nature's manufacturing process was completed millions of years before our company was established. But we are not too modest to take some credit for the way we do business. We run our company on the basis of honest answers and promises we know we can keep. We maintain a quality of service that is as consistent as our product. And we have found it makes sense to maintain our company headquarters in the same place where we mine and process the clay minerals. Consequently, any questions you may have about Spinks, from company policy to delivery schedules, from prices to technical data, can be answered right here in Paris, Tennessee.

Spinks Clay began as a small, hometown business in 1916. The company has grown and changed considerably since then, but we have strived to maintain the integrity and personal attention established over the years. Ideally, we would like to have you visit our Tennessee operations. But if that is not possible, we hope this website will provide some insight into the way we do business.