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Preferred Sands to Expand Northern White Sands Operations

Leading proppant technology and manufacturing company announces plans to expand product portfolio to include an additional Northern White sand plant

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Preferred Sands, a North American leading proppant technology and manufacturing company, today announced plans to open an additional Northern White sand plant, which will expand its Northern White frac sand production capabilities by more than four billion pounds annually.

“Our expansion within the Northern White market is a direct response to an increased customer demand for Preferred’s frac sand products”

A market leader for high quality silica sand proppant products, Preferred Sands currently produces more than three billion pounds of Northern White frac sand annually. The new plant, which is anticipated to open in 2015, will bring the company’s total Northern White production capacity to more than seven billion pounds annually.

“Our expansion within the Northern White market is a direct response to an increased customer demand for Preferred’s frac sand products,” said Michael O’Neill, President and CEO of Preferred Sands. “We are building a new, additional plant, which will not only increase our Northern White production, but extend our current geographic reach to service every major basin in North America. We expect to begin fulfilling deliveries during Q2 or Q3 of 2015.”

For more information about Preferred Sands and its industry-leading product line, visit www.preferredsands.com.

About Preferred Sands

Preferred Sands, headquartered in Radnor, PA, is one of North America's largest frac sand and resin technology companies servicing the hydraulic fracturing industry. Launched in 2007 Preferred Sands is the market's only commercial manufacturer with an available green technology in resin-coated sand. With this innovative product development and reclamation projects, the company is not only committed to the protection of the environment but also the health and safety of the communities it serves. Preferred Sands has been named to Inc. 500's prestigious annual list of "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" (2013) as well as one of Pennsylvania's "Best Places to Work". CEO, Michael O'Neill, has also been named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year(R) in Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources (2012) and SmartCEO Magazine's CEO of the Year (2012). www.preferredsands.com

Contacts

Preferred Sands
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Michelle Hunt, 484-385-2922 (office)
mhunt@briancom.com