Superior Silica Sands

Superior Silica Sands LLC is part of Emerge Energy Services; a $1 billion publicly traded, Master Limited Partnership, traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol EMES, owned by Insight Equity, a private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas that owns a portfolio of companies with approximately $1 billion of capital currently under management. Our operations include “best in class” mines and production facilities in Clinton, New Auburn, and Arland Wisconsin as well as Kosse, Texas.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Clinton is located directly on the Canadian National Railroad for ease of transportation to markets to the East and West. With private track that holds 450 cars, and a throughput capacity of 2.4 mm tpy of high-quality Northern white sand, this facility allows for high-volume unit train or manifest shipments to the customers’ specific locations. Our all-weather, enclosed facility, fed by three high-output mines, offers assurance in feed and on-time shipments, regardless of weather conditions, by our experienced quality assurance and operations teams.

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., particularly to the South. 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. Like the Clinton facility, the plant is a fully enclosed, all-weather facility, which enables Superior Silica Sands to produce frac sand at full capacity in the worst of winter weather.

Our newest, 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.

The uniqueness of the whiteness of our Texas and Wisconsin sands provide superior brightness and consistency for color-sensitive applications. The roundness of our Wisconsin sands and the sub-angularity of our Texas sands allows us to customize products for a diversity of markets. Product consistency, quality, and reliability of supply give us a considerable competitive advantage in the markets we serve – and that means direct benefits for our customers.

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6000 Western Place, Suite 465
Fort Worth, TX 76107