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Covering All of Your Frac Sand Needs
Because of our centrally located mining and processing plants, Superior Silica Sands can efficiently and economically ship our sands throughout most parts of North America. Two of our Wisconsin operations are ideally located for systematic shipping of our high-quality frac sand proppants to customers throughout North America via rail, truck, or barge. Our processing plant in Kosse, Texas, has the capacity to supply over 600,000 tpy of frac sand proppants and is located in the heart of the Southwest drilling fields.
SSS’ state-of-the-art, all-weather facility in Arland 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.
Additionally, our New Auburn plant is conveniently located directly on the Progressive Rail Short Line that connects to the Union Pacific Railroad; while the Clinton plant is located on a second Class I Railroad, the CN. This gives us full control of coordinating, loading and shipping rail cars to any destination in the U.S.
The Clinton facility is an expanded model after our state-of-the-art facility in New Auburn, Wisconsin. This combined with our projected production of 2.4 MM tpy high-quality Northern/Ottawa sand opens up the market for international shipments and the ability to supply a higher national demand. All three Wisconsin plants are state-of-the-art industrial sand production operations.
The San Antonio, TX plant, located in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale, offers SSS a strategic edge on our competition with a capacity of 3.7MM tons per year of finished API spec’d 40/70 & 100M frac sand, and closer to basin freight savings with direct access to the Union Pacific Railroad. As with all Superior Silica Sands’ facilities, the San Antonio plant is a best-in-class operation that produces the same, high quality, products our clients are accustomed to receiving.
The newest addition is our Kingfisher, OK plant, located roughly 60 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The Kingfisher plant will encompass approximately 40 acres with mining rights on the remaining 560 acres. The location of this plant provides favorable logistics for jobs in the SCOOP/STACK and the unofficial new basin dubbed the “merge” in between the SCOOP/STACK. Construction on the OK Best Mine has begun and production is slated to begin in mid-2019. Initial nameplate capacity is 1.5MM tpa and will produce a high-quality 40/70 and 100M, or 40/140 grade sand. Superior has micro-targeted the Kingfisher plant to be closer to the drill rigs than our competition and to be an asset in the “last mile” initiative.