Rayland, Ohio, a village located 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and situated along the Ohio River, is home to the newest transload facility for Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned, values-driven supplier of Premium Northern-White industrial raw and coated silica sand. For users of industrial silica sand in the region, this unit train-capable site on the Wheeling & Lake Eric (WE) Railroad has many benefits, from being able to handle jobs with reduced lead time to its ability to manage large sized projects.
“With mining properties on both the CN and WSOR, we are uniquely situated to supply both the Utica region and the industrial area around Rayland with the great products our customers have come to expect from Badger Mining,” says Adam Katz, vice president of sales and marketing. “With a facility this size, we can operate a streamlined rail-to-truck operation, eliminating any additional handling that can result in contamination, degradation, and shrinkage.”
The new facility joins Badger Mining’s 28 existing transload locations throughout the United States and Canada. Material is already on-site.
Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) is committed to producing high quality products, operating our facilities in an environmentally responsible manner, ensuring the health and wellness of our associates and of the communities in which we operate. 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.