Graphite Sales, Inc., an ESOP Company

Founded in 1971, our primary activity was the recycling of broken graphite EAF (electric arc furnace) electrodes.

Our innovation of re-machining broken electrodes into smaller reusable ones was a first for the graphite industry. By refurbishing instead of replacing, our process allows us to re-employ the raw materials and their latent energy without the polluting effects of the original graphite manufacturing process. This creative advance made Graphite Sales, Inc. a leader in green environmentally friendly products. The re-machining of broken graphite electrodes has become a standard practice in today’s iron and steel industry.

George Hanna, the founder of Graphite Sales, Inc. and innovator of the re-machined electrode, has expanded the business into a fully integrated graphite company. While Graphite Sales, Inc. continues to provide re-machined graphite electrodes, our product offering has widened to now include the following:

Graphite Sales, Inc. has its corporate headquarters in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and two processing locations. One in Nova, Ohio and the other in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Graphite Sales, Inc. has a joint venture, Tokai Carbon Electrodes Sales, with Tokai Carbon that markets electrodes in North America.