Luzenac America is a talc producer. Every year, the company produces, ships and sells in excess of 1.4 million tons of talc from more than 10 mines and nearly 20 processing plants in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia Pacific. The company serves approximately 4,000 customers in more than 100 countries, ranging from major papermakers that buy more than 10,000 tons a year to pharmaceutical companies that take just a few tons. With one of the largest talc product ranges and applications knowledge, it can meet all end-use requirements worldwide. The company supplies more than 25 percent of talc consumed worldwide that benefits a whole myriad of products, such as paper, paints, plastics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, soaps, ceramics, rubber, and human and animal foodstuffs. Luzenac America maintains a location in Three Forks, Mont.