About Us

For more than eighty years, Maryland Lava Company has been a leading manufacturer of quality ceramic products used in a wide array of industries.

Maryland Lava Company is located near a Susquehannock Indian Tribe’s work site where they made their cooking utensils. The story is, once a year, the Susquehannock Indians would come and make their wares. Then, they would go back to the Susquehanna River and trade up and down the east coast. Grade “M” Lava is also called Soap Stone. Soap Stone is very easy to form. Once put on the fire, it would then turn hard and durable. Our supply of Grade “A” Lava also has a story. The “A” (African) stone goes back thousands of years. It would be worked into tombstones. We have included a few pictures of our past history and of the 1930’s here in Maryland.
We specialize in Grade “A” Lava, Hydrous Aluminum Silicate/Pyrophyllite material, sometimes referred to as Wonder Stone, and Grade “M” in limited supply, that is machined and fired to customer specifications. We also supply unfired rods, bars, blocks and plates for customers to machine. Machining and firing data sheets are available within this website. Some products currently manufactured include: welding cups and nozzles, burner tips, bushings and spacers, insulators, seals for cartridge heaters and specialty items.
Maryland Lava Company can assist at the design stage to ensure that you take full advantage of ceramic material characteristics where shape and feature arrangement can affect end product performance and cost. MLC can provide cost effective solutions so that you can produce higher quality products. As a customer, you can be assured that your concepts, drawings and processes are kept in strict confidence and strict control at all times.
We would be happy to quote you on what is necessary to design and supply you with the lava products you need. We go all out to deliver fast, reducing your down time and assuring your production schedule will be met, because you, our customer, is so important to us.

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