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

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 1, 2019 12:08:02 PM

 

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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

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

EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays: Vigilant About Safety Every Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 21, 2019 2:13:51 PM

handsHere at EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays, we have a unique way to kick off every week. One of our team members writes up the EP Way Fundamental of the Week and shares it with everyone in the company. It's always interesting to see how different people interpret our fundamentals, even though they're all variations on a consistent theme. We learn more about each other and see the fundamental of the week through another person's eyes, which is always insightful, given the wide variety of what our employees do.  Our culture and fundamentals are what makes EP Minerals different than any other company. These principles guide all of us in how we conduct ourselves, how we make decisions and how we do business every day. 

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Topics: EP Minerals, company culture, EP Engineered Clays

Is company culture important? EP Minerals can answer that question

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 4, 2019 11:26:52 AM

 Mud_Factor2.jpgEP Minerals team competes at Mud Factor

What’s the most important thing to employees? More than likely you said compensation. Well, that’s not the most important thing anymore. In a recent Gallup survey, 95% of employees said that having an engaging company culture was more important than compensation. And, with employees younger than 30 years old, the number was even higher. The Gallup survey also stated that “disengaged” workforces cost companies more than $450 billion every year. Bottom line: Building an engaging culture is critical to the success of any company.

So, how can you create an engaging culture at work?

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Topics: EP Way, EP Minerals, company culture, EP Engineered Clays

EP Minerals' employees giving back in incredible ways

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 23, 2018 2:16:00 PM

claudia & pupsClaudia Westphal from EP Minerals' Europe at Haydos animal rescue in Turkey

Where did you go on your summer vacation? Maybe the beach, the mountains, a road trip? For the past four years, Claudia Westphal, EP Minerals’ sales and export coordinator in Munster, Germany, has done something a little more noble on her vacations. She travels to Turkey to work at HayDos Hayvan Dostlari Dernegi (HayDos Animal Friends Association). “I got in contact with Haydos during my holidays in the Turkish Aegean Sea area years ago. I donated some money for it and then started donating my time,” said Westphal.

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Topics: Pets, Community involvement, EP Minerals

EP Minerals Has A Passion For Incredible Customer Service

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 19, 2018 11:54:08 AM

customer service  Reno customer service team (Bianca, Theresa, Missy, Daniel, Kim. Front row - Kathleen and Laura. Not pictured - Debbi, Dani and Lisa.

Every week, we celebrate one of our 25 EP Way Fundamentals. This week it's Fundamental #4: Make the customer your primary agenda. We maybe should have made that #1, since that's how important this fundamental is to us. 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

Introducing the new EP Minerals' customer portal

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 19, 2018 10:32:24 AM

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We’re excited to announce that we have a new customer portal!  It’s designed to make life easier for you, our customer, by giving you the information you need when you need it. 

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Topics: EP Minerals, customer portal

EP Minerals to be acquired by U.S. Silica

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 26, 2018 12:20:46 PM

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Last Friday it was announced that EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays are being acquired by U.S. Silica. As you may know, U.S. Silica is an NYSE-listed industrial minerals company that produces silica sand, frac sand, ground silica, and also specialty minerals. The company is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, and has a strong US footprint as well as an international presence.

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Topics: EP Minerals

How EP Minerals drives innovation in diatomaceous earth, perlite & clay

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 2, 2018 12:02:18 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. Science and technology are playing an ever increasing role in new product innovation in the world of industrial minerals.

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: EP Minerals, engineered materials, innovation, industrial minerals

   

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