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Unimin opens proppant distribution terminal in the Utica shale play

NEW CANAAN, Conn.  -- Unimin Corporation 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.



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