WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unimin Energy Solutions announced the grand opening of its 2nd unit train capable terminal located in Benwood, West Virginia. The event, held on October 27, was attended by city and county officials and major service companies operating across the Marcellus and Utica shales.
Unimin, along with partners CSX Railroad and Transload Solutions now operates an ultra-high efficiency transload and storage facility on ROUTE 2 in the heart of the liquids rich region of the southern Marcellus in West Virgina and southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Benwood terminal has almost 20,000 tons of silo storage capacity and can load up to 55 trucks per hour to ensure maximum efficiency. The CSX Railroad will shuttle unit trains to continuously replenish frac sand inventory.
"We continue to enhance customer service and efficiency, which is even more critical in these challenging times," stated Joe Migyanko, General Sales Manager for Unimin's Northern Region. "Benwood is the 2nd of our high efficiency terminals. Jerry Run off Highway 50 was our first in the region," added Migyanko
The Benwood terminal is the most recent addition to Unimin's terminal network operating in the Marcellus and Utica plays: Others, include
Jerry Run, WV and Clarksburg, WV: rail terminals serving the liquids rich south west Marcellus
Navarre, OH – off Interstate 77 and Highway 62, serving the Utica shale
Monaca, PA and Crafton, PA – to cover Western PA and the wet gas sections the Marcellus
Punxsutawney, PA to cover Central PA
Williamsport and Taylor, PA
Binghamton and Horseheads, NY to cover the dry gas sections of the Marcellus shale
About Unimin Energy Solutions
Unimin Energy Solutions is the world's leading producer of Northern White sand proppants under the UNIFRAC trade name and a vertically integrated producer of resin coated proppants, ground and micronized cementing additives and drilling fluid agents. Executive offices are located in The Woodlands, Texas with a network of technology, analytical and sales service resources strategically situated in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America. For more information about Unimin, its energy industry capabilities and sustainability programs please visit:
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