Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned industrial sand supplier based out of Berlin, Wis., further committed to the Canadian market recently with the asset acquisition of Di-Corp’s state-of-the-art transload facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada, located 20 km (12 miles) north of Grand Prairie, Alta. Along with the acquisition, BMC and Di-Corp are working together to execute an immediate expansion of the site, including land purchases and railroad additions, to increase the facility’s capacity as well as to accommodate unit train shipments. Construction of this expansion is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
“This is all part of Badger Mining’s commitment to the Deep Basin,” says Lori Phillippi, BMC Advisory Team associate and third generation family member. “With this purchase, we are reinforcing our commitment by further deepening our roots, preparing for a rebound in activity, and implementing our plan of establishing the best, fastest, and most reliable distribution network in Western Canada.”
Badger Mining will again be working with CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) to provide cost-effective and efficient transportation of high quality industrial sand from Wisconsin to BMC’s operations in Alberta.
“CN is pleased to once more be expanding its successful partnership with Badger Mining,” said Fiona Murray, vice president of industrial products at CN. “The investments we have made in our network, particularly in Wisconsin and Alberta, provide efficient transportation services to partners like Badger Mining and Di-Corp, allowing them to grow their businesses and make these commitments to certain markets.”
The transloading site is one of Badger Mining’s 26 current distribution locations throughout the United States and Canada. Service at the site will be unchanged, as Di-Corp will continue as the Transload Operator at the facility.
About Badger Mining Corporation
Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) is a family-owned, values-driven industrial silica sand supplier with a Team of awesome associates passionately pursuing excellence and stakeholder satisfaction. BMC is committed to producing high quality products, operating its facilities in an environmentally responsible manner, ensuring the health and wellness of its associates and of the communities in which it operates. The sand and coated sand products produced by BMC are used in a variety of industrial and environmental applications. The primary markets we serve are oil and gas production (hydraulic fracturing) and metals casting. Other markets include construction, field turf, filter media and water filtration. For more information about BMC, please visit www.badgerminingcorp.com.
CN transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company’s website at www.cn.ca.