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Celebrating Get To Know Your Customers Day - Every Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM

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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 Minerals, us silica, customer first, customer satisfaction

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

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

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' 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

U.S. Silica Launches Solar Reflecting Roof Technology with White Armor® Cool Roof Granules

Posted by Julie Brown

May 8, 2019 11:22:36 AM


Earlier this week, we announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office had issued US Patent 10253493, entitled “Particulates having high total solar reflectance.” The patent covers solar reflective particulate composition used for U.S. Silica’s White Armor® Cool Roof Granules. White Armor durable white granules reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing heat and transferring it to the building below. Customer results indicate that at least 70% of solar heat is reflected with White Armor Cool Roof Granules featuring the patented particulate composition.

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


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