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Millen, Ga. Plant To Make White Armor Cool Roof Granules and EverWhite Countertop Products

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 16, 2019 2:34:01 PM

 

Millen-Ribbon-CuttingGrand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-U.S. Silica Millen, GA Plant 

It was a big party in Millen, Georgia last Thursday. The U.S. Silica team was joined by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Millen Mayor King Rocker for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of a state-of-the art facility that will produce high-end industrial products to be sold across the United States and internationally.

“The opening of this facility represents how businesses see unlimited opportunity in our state, and how our jobs-friendly economic climate is attracting innovative, dynamic companies like U.S. Silica,” said Gov. Kemp. “We are proud these cutting-edge U.S. Silica products will now bear the ‘Made in Georgia’ label.”

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Topics: energy saving roofing, Cool roof granules, solar roofing, white armor roofing, us silica, everwhite, cristobalite

National Beer Lover's Day and a Toast to Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 5, 2019 9:47:25 AM

beer lovers day

Beer drinkers across the nation will celebrate this weekend--September 7th is National Beer Lover's Day!

There are more than 7,000 breweries in the United States today ranging in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. It’s a great time to remember that the most experienced brewers in the world today use all-natural diatomaceous earth (DE) filtration to get the finest beer quality, taste and clarity.

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration

Millions of years in the making: National Diatomaceous Earth Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 29, 2019 8:56:56 AM

Single_Diatom_-_LargeA single magnified diatom

Diatomaceous earth, also known as DE, is a sedimentary rock found in large deposits worldwide and mined primarily in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Peru, France, Spain, Denmark, and China. Northern Nevada has several large, high-purity deposits mined by EP Minerals, a U.S. Silica company. The DE is developed into hundreds of products used around the globe by the world's largest companies. 

The diatoms that are forming today - the single-celled plants that make up the diatomaceous earth - are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about three quarters of the world’s new oxygen supply. See, DE is a really big deal!

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Topics: national diatomaceous earth day, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de, de filter aid, us silica

National Diatomaceous Earth Day is August 31!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 22, 2019 11:05:46 AM

HB_Mine_Pics_003.jpg At U.S. Silica's EP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine - the world's largest producing diatomaceous earth mine and plant

Most people know of diatomaceous earth because they use it to filter their swimming pools or for its natural insecticide properties to control insects in their homes or gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world’s new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures, because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.

On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable substance it creates, diatomaceous earth.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, national diatomaceous earth day, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de, DE filtration

Hot August Nights Means Classic Cars and Floor-Dry Diatomaceous Earth Oil Absorbent

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 7, 2019 8:54:56 AM

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Peter Aylworth, EP Minerals'/US Silica samples clerk and car aficianado with his 1958 Ford Custom 300 at Hot August Nights 2019

Drive anywhere around the Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City or Virginia City this week, and you’re going to see some amazing sights. No, I don’t mean the stunning mountains, the beautiful lakes or the bright blue Nevada skies. I’m talking about cars. Lots of them. And they have fins, fender skirts, flames and big engines.

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Topics: absorbents, Diatomaceous Earth, Floor Dry, hot august nights, oil spill cleanup, oil absorbent

EP Minerals' Lovelock Mine Wins First Place in Nevada Mining Association Safety Awards

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 1, 2019 12:08:02 PM

 

lovelock mine

The Nevada Mining Association this week announced the recipients of its 2019 Mine Operator Safety Awards. The awards celebrate Nevada’s mining operations that make an extraordinary effort to ensure all miners return home safely after every shift.

U.S. Silica’s EP Minerals’ Lovelock (Colado) mine took First place in the Non-Metal category. EP Minerals’ Lovelock is the world’s largest producing diatomaceous earth (DE) mine and has been in operation since 1959.

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Topics: EP Minerals, engineered materials, industrial minerals, diatomaceous earth filter aid, us silica

It's National Tequila Day! Let's celebrate tequila filtered with diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 24, 2019 8:21:00 AM

tequila day

Thanks to Emily Bell and VinePair for the great tequila history.

Happy National Tequila Day! So you know that our diatomaceous earth filter aid filters the world's best beers, wines, whiskeys, brandies, sakes and a host of other alcoholic beverages, right? What about the world's largest producer of tequila? Yep, bingo. DE filters tequila, too. It's a great day to celebrate this made-in-Mexico drink, and learn a little more about tequila and diatomaceous earth filter aid!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, Celatom, tequilafiltration

EP Minerals Celebrates Get To Know Your Customers Day - Every Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 18, 2019 12:44:09 PM

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"Make the customer your primary agenda." It's our mantra every day, not just today on Get To Know Your Customers Day. To a person, we have a passion for putting the customer first. Every day.

We're different in how we treat our customers, different in how we work with each other, and different in what we do and how we do it. Apparently, our customers think we’re different, too. But in a very good way.

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Topics: Company News, EP Way, EP Minerals, customer first

EP Minerals' Lovelock and Vale mines – celebrating ten years and eight years without a lost time accident

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM

lovelock mineEP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine

Safety. It’s the first core value in our company’s Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, and Community. That shows how important it is to all of us every day. And that’s why the whole company is proud of the Lovelock, NV mine ten-year safety record and the Vale, OR mine eight-year safety record – both for no lost time accidents. EP Minerals is owned by U.S. Silica, a company known for it’s commitment to outstanding safety.

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Topics: Functional Additives, Diatomaceous Earth, engineered minerals, EP Minerals, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, us silica

Happy July 4th with Diatomaceous Earth, Clay, and Perlite

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 1, 2019 9:00:12 AM

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Minerals might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about how to spend your Fourth of July, but maybe they should be. Consider these top ideas for having fun in the sun with diatomaceous earth, clay, and perlite for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

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Topics: baseball infield conditioner, axis soil amendment, diatomaceous earth insecticide, diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder, brewing filtration, swim pool filtration, ussilica

   

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