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    Unimin opens proppant distribution center to serve Permian Basin, Cline shale

    Unimin Corp.

    Unimin Corp. has opened its newest proppant distribution terminal in Lubbock, TX to serve hydraulic fracturing operations in the North Permian basin and northern sections of the Cline shale.

    Unimin's Lubbock terminal is served by two class 1 railroads via the Plainsman Short Line Railroad, and is accessed by over the road vehicles via Texas State Highway 331 and US Interstate I-27.  The facility will operate 24 hours daily, 365 days a year.

    "This new footprint in the North Permian and Cline formations is an important addition to our proppant delivery network," said David Frattaroli, Senior Vice President of Unimin Corporation.  "The Lubbock terminal reaffirms our commitment to cost-effectively deliver superior proppants that will maximize hydrocarbon recovery in the region."  

    Unimin Corp. has 30 years of terminal operations experience and actively manages proppant distribution and storage terminals throughout North America. The facility at Lubbock, TX joins six other proppant distribution centers in Texas and Oklahoma serving the region.

    Unimin is a producer of quartz proppants and a vertically integrated producer of resin coated proppants for hydraulic fracturing and hydrocarbon recovery.  A member of the privately held Sibelco Group, Unimin operates 49 mining and mineral processing facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Executive offices are located in New Canaan, CT. with technology, analytical and sales service centers situated throughout North America. 

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