Plant | Operations | Superior Silica Sands

Clinton, WI

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by admin

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
715.575.3300  office
715.357.4401  fax

San Antonio, TX

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 by Bronson

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 40/70, 100m and 40/140 mesh products. 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
210.729.6135 office
210.626.3166 fax

New Auburn, WI

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by admin

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.

P.O. Box 103
140 West Pine Street
New Auburn, WI 54757
715.575.3450 office
715.237.2752 fax

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