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Unimin Corp. opens new proppant terminal in Stark County

By Bob Downing Published: March 1, 2013

From the PR Newswire:

New Canaan, CT, /PRNewswire/ - Unimin Corp. announced today the opening of its newest proppant distribution terminal in Navarre, Ohio. Located south of Cleveland, OH and southwest of Canton, OH the facility is strategically situated to serve hydraulic fracturing operations in the Utica shale formation.

Unimin's Navarre terminal is served by three class 1 railroads via the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, and is easily accessed by over the road vehicles via Ohio State Highway 21 and US Interstate I-77. The facility will operate 24 hours daily, 365 days a year.

"This new footprint in the Utica formation is an important addition to our proppant delivery network," said Louis Mastandrea , Executive Vice President of Unimin Corporation. "The Navarre terminal reaffirms our commitment to cost-effectively deliver superior proppants that will maximize hydrocarbon recovery in the region."

Unimin Corporation has thirty years of terminal operations experience and actively manages proppant distribution and storage terminals throughout North America. The facility at Navarre, OH joins six other proppant terminals in Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving the Utica and Marcellus shale plays.

For more information, contact Unimin Energy Division at

About Unimin Corporation:
Unimin is the world's leading 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. For more information and corporate sustainability report please visit: and

SOURCE: Unimin Corporation



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