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Virtual Seminar and Networking


Why Did I Travel to and Expand Our Investment in China

During the Pandemic?


Jon R. Tabor

Chairman and CEO

Allied Mineral Products, LLC


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

10:00 – 10:40 AM (CST)

Webinar by Zoom



While the last few years have been challenging for U.S.-China businesses, this year, The Year of Geng-Zi, in the Chinese Stem-Branch calendar, has proven to be ruinous many people around the globe. As we are approaching toward the end of the curse of the turbulent Year of the Geng-Zi, prosperity could soon begin.  The availability of a number of promising vaccines could reverse the spread of the virus; Asia, led by China, is showing sign of revitalization with both retail sales and industrial production increased by 4.3% and 6.9%, respectively in China; and the formation of a new Asian trading block could mean abundancy of opportunities in the new millennium. However, risks continue to be everywhere. If returns have any correlation with risks, those who take calculated risks should expect to be rewarded.


Jon R. Tabor, Chairman and CEO of Allied Mineral Products, LLC has just returned to the U.S. after visiting several cities in China.  He will share his firsthand experience in this timely webinar about the 30 days that he spent on in China (about half were spent in quarantine), traveling from one city to another city, and making critical decisions in expanding their investments during this uncertain time.  He will discuss what he has seen today and what he believes in the future.


I sincerely invite you to join for this every timely and important webinar, which will help us to better understand the opportunities ahead of us and to remain confident of our future.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.




About the Speaker


Started in the Transportation Department at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis in 1981, Jon Tabor had worked in various areas including purchasing, market research, strategic planning, sales, and production for 10 years.  He then joined  Allied Mineral Products, LLC in Columbus in 1991  as a Senior Salesman and worked through various positions as Sales Manager, Business Unit Manager, Vice President Sales, Senior Vice President Sales, Executive Vice President, President, President and CEO, and became the Company’s  Chairman and CEO.  He is now responsible for the overall management and provides its strategic leadership.  Jon received his BBA in Marketing and MBA in logistics from The Ohio State University.



About the Company


Allied Minerals Products, LLC is a global manufacturer of monolithic refractories and precast shapes for molten metal containment and heat containment applications, primarily to the heavy industry.   The company is based in Columbus, Ohio and has manufacturing facilities in eight countries including Brazil, Chile, China, India, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, and the USA with employees in 25 countries.  The company is ESOP owned since 1986.


The company began manufacturing in Tianjin, China in 1999 in a leased facility.  It opened its first owned facility in 2004 and expanded the same facility in 2007 and again 2012.  It then opened a plant in South China in 2012 and a second facility in Tianjin in 2019. The company has just purchased land in Jiujiang City, Nanhai District, Foshan China.  They will build a new manufacturing plant to begin operations in April 2022.  

Virtual Panel Discussion

Global Business Risks and Opportunities

Post the Year of Geng-zi (2020)


Panel (In Formation):

Bob McGuire 

Senior Managing Partner, MAEVA Group LLC/Longwing Partners Ltd.

Former Vice Chairman, JP Morgan Cazenove​

Former Head Europe, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs

Other Panelists To be Announced

Early January 2021

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