Austin Manufacturing

industrial explosives, blasting agents & accessories


Red Diamond

Our main manufacturing facility is the Red Diamond plant in McArthur, Ohio.

Opened in the early 1930’s, it is the core manufacturing operation for Austin Powder Company. Red Diamond Plant is recognized around the world for state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and the incorporation of safe work practices. Austin cultivates a strong employee attitude toward safety.

Detonator-sensitive and booster-sensitive emulsions come in a variety of sizes, from 7/8″ cartridges to 45,000 lb. bulk trailer loads. These products are shipped throughout North America and to various Austin International sites around the world.

Emulsion Explosives include Cap Sensitive, Blasting Agents and Bulk Emulsion.

Bagged ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil) Blasting Agents.

Detonating cords with a variety of core loads and coverings for mining and seismic exploration.

Standard Cast boosters, from 8 grams to 5 lbs., in varying formula compositions, depending on the energy requirements.