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EP Minerals: Committed to sustainability and protecting the environment

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 12, 2018 11:30:08 AM

 sage grouse.jpgLots of happy sage grouse hanging out at EP Minerals!

Here at EP Minerals, we have a vision for our sustainability efforts: Doing things in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

So what does that mean?

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

What do the NFL, golf courses and your lawn have in common? Soil amendment.

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 4, 2018 2:19:20 PM

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Customers have been saying great things about our Axis premier soil amendment products:

“The natural porosity and durability of Axis makes it as near the ideal soil amendment as I've seen. And I've seen them all,"
-Vince Patterozzi, Designer of NFL Field in Baltimore

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, soil amendment, axis soil amendment, root growth

What's on your Christmas List Mr. Groundskeeper? New Infield Conditioner?

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 13, 2017 4:07:38 PM

Okay, it's winter. It's cold. And who wants to think about baseball? Well who doesn't? Warm days, green grass, red dirt, the crack of the bat. Sounds great. And I know there are thousands of groundskeepers out there right now that are planning for next spring and can't wait til opening day. And what do they want? New infield conditioner, drying agent and mound clay. Preferably BallGame Changer premium infield conditioner and Play Ball! infield conditioner, mound clay and drying agent. Check out what people are saying:

“Thank you for introducing us to Ballgame Changer infield conditioner-I think it is most appropriately named. We found that during the hottest part of our season that we spent less time watering our infield on a daily basis, and our water retention was vastly improved. I will also tell you that we played the last three game of the playoffs her under cloudy, cool and rainy conditions and we never missed a beat. The field was phenomenal and according to feedback from umpires and opposing coaches our playing surface was the best in the league at seasons end! Thanks again for all your help and please keep the game changer coming!!"
-Monty Sowell,  Midland Texas RockHounds (Double A affiliate for the Oakland A’s)

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Topics: infield conditioners, ballgame changer, baseball infield conditioner, play ball!

AgReady Diatomaceous Earth Fertilizer Carrier Improves Crop Production

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 7, 2017 2:01:29 PM

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It's not easy being in the agricultural business these days. Rising costs, declining crop margins, regulatory pressure, water issues and nitrogen runoff problems. All the while trying to reduce your impact on the environment. What's a farmer to do?

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Topics: Agriculture, moisture scavenger, anticlumping agent, fertilizer blending agent, agready, fertilizer carrier

How to Remove Arsenic in Your Water with EP Minerals' NXT-2

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 29, 2017 3:58:47 PM

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Arsenic in the water is a problem around the world today. It’s in groundwater, and it can seep into local water systems and private wells. While it’s an element found in the earth’s crust from millions of years ago, it can be very toxic in high levels.

According to the Center for Public Integrity, arsenic is known to cause a variety of cancers as well as being linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Recent research has found an association between arsenic and IQ deficits in children. If you drink water from a private well, it’s unlikely that it’s ever been tested for arsenic.

More than 40 million Americans drink from such wells; of those, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that as many as 3 million consume water that wouldn’t meet the EPA standard.

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Topics: NXT-2, remove arsenic from water, arsenic in water, arsenic removal

Thanksgiving, Wine, Beer & Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 16, 2017 9:55:23 AM

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Cork the wine! What did the pilgrims really drink on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, food and booze. But before you break out the wine, put a cork in it! We have to clear up a common misconception. The pilgrims did not drink wine at Thanksgiving dinner!

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filter aid

California Vineyards Recycle Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake into Compost

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 15, 2017 8:40:11 AM

vineyard_compostCompost mixed with diatomaceous earth at California winery

“Turning the spent diatomaceous earth (DE) filter cake into compost produced significant results for the vineyards in achieving regulatory compliance, lowering costs and creating sustainable value.”  according to Andrew Welford, Director of Commercial Sustainability at EP Minerals.

Check these results out: 200 tons of waste diverted from landfill. And, a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

200 tons of waste diverted! That's unbelievable. Here's the story.

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid, spent cake, wine filtration

EP Minerals focuses on STEM for innovation excellence

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 9, 2017 2:10:14 PM

 monica.pngIn the EP Minerals R&D Lab

In an average day, you probably come in contact with over 100 products that have been manufactured or processed using industrial minerals. Industrial minerals are defined as non-metallic minerals produced from natural sources. Here at EP Minerals, we mine and manufacture products from diatomaceous earth (DE), perlite, and clays. These incredibly high-quality minerals are used in an extremely broad range of applications in every day life. Without these minerals, a vast range of products would simply not exist. Surprised?

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Topics: Company News, engineered materials, innovation, industrial minerals

EP Minerals Gives Back for Eagle Scout's Children's Home Landscape Project

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 27, 2017 8:52:03 AM

 

Calvary-1Harrison Fish, Eagle Scout, after completing his landscape project at Calvary Children's Home in Atlanta

Recently, Harrison Fish, a 13-year-old Boy Scout with Troop 89 in Atlanta, GA, approached EP Minerals with a donation request for landscape project for the Calvary Children’s Home in Powder Springs, GA - as his Eagle Scout Project. Calvary Children’s Home had made a specific request to Harrison’s Boy Scout troop for help to improve the aesthetics of their property to create a more pleasant campus for the kids, donors, and workers.

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Topics: AXIS, EP Minerals, soil amendment, Axis Ceramic

Baseball Playoffs, Great Infield Conditioners, Drying Agents & Mound Clays

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 19, 2017 11:28:13 AM

(cubs.png Joe Maddon ejected for arguing a foul ball call in Wednesday's Dodgers-Cubs game (Photo: Jim Young, JUSA TODAY Sports)

So what's it going to be tonight? The Cubs & Dodgers showdown or Thursday Night Football? It's all about playoff baseball at my house, just to keep the peace.  The Dodgers are carrying a lot of momentum into tonight's game, even with last nights' loss. There are a lot of Cubs, Dodgers (and Indians) fans here at EP Minerals, along with several disgruntled San Francisco Giants' fans (the Dodgers' arch enemy)--leading to quite a bit of smack talk.

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Topics: Sports Field, drying agents, infield conditioners, mound clays

    

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