NEW CANAAN, Conn., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unimin Corporation announced today it is the proud recipient of the prestigious "Golden Hard Hat" supplier award for Service, Quality and Operational Excellence from Halliburton. Halliburton is Unimin's largest customer and a major consumer of its hydraulic fracturing sands and resin-coated proppants. The two companies have enjoyed a 35-year business relationship in service to the energy industry.
Present at the December ceremony at Unimin's corporate office for Unimin were Kevin Crawford, Executive Chairman of Sibelco, Unimin's global parent company; Luke Anderson, CEO; and Dave Frattaroli Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Sales and for Halliburton, Brian Bidigare, Vice President, Procurement and Materials; Mike Hillman, Director, Category Management; and Shannon Lewis, Category Manager.
The Golden Hard Hat was presented to Kevin Crawford by Brian Bidigare. Mr. Bidigare praised all Unimin employees who team with Halliburton. "Hands down you are a premier supplier for Halliburton," said Mr. Bidigare. He explained that this is one of only eight awards given this year in a network of 35,000 active Halliburton global suppliers.
"Unimin is the first and only hydraulic fracturing proppant supplier to ever receive this award," said Luke Anderson. "The dedication of our employees to collectively focus on quality and service excellence has greatly contributed to this significant achievement."
Unimin is a diversified North American industrial minerals producer. It 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 visit: www.unimin.com, www.propzone.com and www.uniminsustainability.com.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 75,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit Halliburton at www.halliburton.com.
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