Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The Company has five reportable segments: Specialty Minerals, Refractories, Performance Materials, Construction Technologies and Energy Services. The Specialty Minerals, Performance Materials and Construction Technologies segments produce and sell products and technologies based primarily upon the mineral products calcium carbonate, bentonite, talc, chromite and leonardite. These segments are used principally in the paper, metalcasting, building materials, paints and coatings, consumer products, ceramic, polymer, and food and pharmaceutical industries. The Refractories and Energy Services segments both produce and market patented technologies, products and services. The Refractories segment produces monolithic refractory materials and specialty products, services and application equipment used primarily by the steel, non-ferrous metal and glass industries. Energy Services provides a range of products and services for all phases of oil and gas production around the world. The Company emphasizes research and development. By developing and introducing technologically advanced new products, the Company has been able to anticipate and satisfy changing customer requirements and to create market opportunities through new product development and product application innovations.