- Transload Terminal
- Corporate Headquarters
Superior Capacity. Centrally Located.
Superior Silica Sands is a top four provider of high-quality frac sand for oil and gas well completions in the energy services industry. We have mines and production facilities in Clinton and New Auburn, Wisconsin, and Kosse, Texas. At these facilities, we produce the coarsest ratios of Northern white sands and quality Native Texas sand. The combination of our three plants, plus numerous transload locations throughout North America, gives us the ability to produce over 4.2mm tpy of in-demand, high-quality frac sand. Because we are centrally located, we can efficiently and economically ship our sands throughout most parts of North America.
Our newest addition to the production team is located in the township of Clinton, WI, directly on a second Class I Railroad, the Canadian National. A bigger-scaled operation modeled after our state-of-the-art production facility located in New Auburn, WI, this facility’s 2.4 mm tpy production ability of high-quality Northern white sand opens the market for International shipments, as well as the ability to supply a higher demand nationally. We have the capacity to store 450 railcars on our own private tracks, giving us the ability to ship unit trains in addition to our normal daily loading schedule. The Clinton plant has a coarse grade availability of 16/30, 20/40, 30/50, 40/70, and 100m, with a crush value as high as 10k psi.
1058 US Hwy. 8
Barron, WI 54812
Our New Auburn plant is conveniently located directly on the Progressive Rail Short Line that connects to the Union Pacific Railroad, giving us full control of coordinating, loading and shipping railcars to any destination in the U.S. We have four 4,000-foot storage tracks on our property with the ability to hold up to 425 railcars, optimizing car availability for our customers’ order fulfillment, including unit train shipments. The facility is an all-weather facility, which enables SSS a year-round production schedule. Our state-of-the-art electronically monitored processing plant has the capability to produce 1.4 mm tpy of quality proppant (frac) sand, available in coarse grades ranging from 16/30, 20/40, 30/50, 40/70, and 100m.
140 West Pine St.
New Auburn, WI 54757
Superior Silica Sands’ newest state-of-the-art, all-weather facility is a close replica of our Clinton, WI facility, with 10 Rotex screens for simultaneous production of all five grades of Superior quality Northern white sand. Similarly the Arland facility has 4 – 2,000 ton silos for 20/40, 30/50, 40/70 & 100M and a 500 ton silo for 16/30. One of the notable upgrades is the 400 tph rotary dryer which allows this facility the production capacity of 2.5MM TPY finished frac sand throughput, making it slightly larger than our Clinton facility. The second, more notable advantage of Arland is, unlike our other Wisconsin facilities, this plant is not located directly on a rail line, however is a truck to rail design which allows SSS the ability to utilize the Arland plant as a “swing plant” to subsidize our existing locations’ tonnages to the preferred Class 1 Railroad, or as customers’ orders dictate.
617 8th Avenue
Clayton, WI 54004
The genesis of Superior Silica Sands is our Kosse, TX mine and dry plant. Upon acquisition in June of 2008, SSS’s Kosse plant has transformed into a major frac sand provider in the Texas region for the oil and gas industry, with a 600,000 tpy finished frac sand capacity, as well as industrial sands for foundry, construction, and masonry. From high-quality Native Texas 100m to a supply of our Northern mined sand, processed in Texas, we have the ability to produce a wide variety of gradations, such as 16/30, 20/40, 30/50, 30/70, 40/70, and 100m. Kosse also features a second industrial operation dedicated to processing our “Native Texas” sand, mined at the Kosse quarry. This addition has the capacity to produce 450,000 tpy of high-quality product, ideal for the golf/sports, construction, and filtration market segments, as well as 100m frac sand.
3014 LCR 704
Kosse, TX 76653
SSS/EMES acquired the San Antonio, TX mine and dry plant operation on April 12, 2017. This acquisition comes with a unique history, where mining for concrete roads and bridges began by Mr. Dave Lehr prior to 1900, and transportation at that time was primarily by horse and wagon! A rail line, SAU&G, was introduced in 1912, and the location was purchased by the Osburn family, sometime later, upon Mr. Lehr’s death. The plant changed ownership again in 1959 when the Tooke family purchased the plant and property, and they continued to mine for industrial, construction and sports sands, delivering to domestic and export markets until SSS’ acquisition.
The San Antonio plant has a production capacity for 600,000 TPY of wet sand and 300,000 TPY of finished dry sand. SSS is undergoing an upgrade plan at this site that will eventually include a full scale 3MM TPY dry plant, with expected completion in mid-2018. Upon completion of this new dry plant, the San Antonio operation will have a total frac sand capacity of 3.7MM tons per year of 100M and 40/70 mesh product. In addition, this site will continue to product sand for the construction, foundry and sports markets.
Our San Antonio Plant has over 80MM tons of sand reserves consisting mostly of API spec’d 40/70 and 100M. Located near the heart of the Eagle Ford basin, this site offers direct trucking to the wellsite, as well as low-cost transportation into the Permian Basin via the Union Pacific Rail mainline.
24068 Pleasanton Road
San Antonio, TX 78264