Nonmetallic Mineral Products
The sector of nonmetallic mineral products plays a major role in the Memphrémagog region's manufacturing activity. Most of the businesses in this niche are involved in the granite industry and located primarily around Stanstead, which is considered the granite capital of Canada.
The Stanstead area has several quarries producing the famous Stanstead grey granite. It was one of the first used in Quebec and can be seen in many buildings and monuments.
The Memphrémagog region has 29 businesses in this sector accounting for a total of 739 jobs1. The Stanstead area alone is home to 18 of them involved in processing granite. One of these 18—Rock of Ages—is a major player in the grave-monument industry with its own quarry and processing plants. Rock of Ages has 97 employees and is a major employer in the Stanstead area.
1 - Source: CLD de la MRC de Memphrémagog, December 31, 2013.Top of Page