About Virginia Abrasives

It all began in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state.

Virginia Abrasives' roots date back to the early 1970's, when a hard rock garnet mining business in the Adirondack mountains of New York decided to invest in the sandpaper manufacturing business.

Our initial focus was aimed at producing the world's best sandpaper, using hard-rock garnet abrasives. Over time and due to customer requests, the company's markets as well as product lines have expanded into a broader offering for the construction trades.

Now our home for manufacturing high quality abrasives and supplying dependable rental equipment is in Petersburg, Virginia. Celebrating our 50th year in business, we are poised to service the needs of flooring professionals and rental customers for many more years to come.

"We were determined to create the worlds' best sandpaper."

Our History

Barton Mines acquires the assets of Vulcan Abrasives Corporation, and changed the company name to Dur-Tek Abrasive Corporation
Vulcan Abrasives moves to Petersburg, VA to capitalize on proximity to nearby furniture industry
Company name changed to Virginia Abrasives Corporation
The Equipment Rental industry is identified as an underserved market to which Virginia Abrasives could add significant value
Professional flooring market program launches Black Satin and Red Satin product lines 
Finish Line program launches targeting the Consumer, Paint & Retail Market
VAC acquires the assets of Plymouth Coated Products Corporation and entered the industrial abrasives market
VAC launches a full line of branded diamond abrasives to the Equipment Rental industry
VAC opens West Coast Distribution Center in Simi Valley, CA 
VAC acquires the assets of Smithton Diamond Products 
VAC launches Real Deal Sales initiative in Southern California 
VAC launches power trowel blade product line
VAC partners with Primatech as exclusive distributor of flooring tools and accessories to the US rental market
VAC launches a branded line of construction equipment, core drills and tile saws -  to complement the successful diamond abrasive tooling line
VAC expandes its equipment line grinders, walk-behind and cut-off saws 
VAC acquires certain assets of Calwestern Sales Corporation, a California-based distributor of tools, equipment and supplies
Brookstone Partners acquires Virginia Abrasives