Hi-Crush owns and has options to acquire sand excavating and processing locations located in Wisconsin. Our frac sand is sold primarily to tier one pressure pumping services companies, comprised of subsidiaries of the premier North American oilfield services companies. The majority of our production is sold to customers with whom we have had relationships with for many years.
Our production facilities are designed to accommodate unit train logistics, enabling preferred delivery to all major U.S. shale basins and differentiating us from other frac sand producers that may ship using manifest trains or transport their products by truck or barge.
Our processing equipment meets or exceeds all industry and regulatory standards, and our compliance program is a top priority among the management team’s responsibilities. Best industry practices and procedures are used throughout the operation as a result of our commitment to safe and environmentally sound sand operations.
In addition to supplying frac sand, we also provide a variety of transload services including terminal storage and railcar storage and handling. We provide customers with a complete solution through a suite of services from the mine to the transload terminal.
Frac Sand Sales
We are a just-in-time supplier of premium frac sand to tier one and regional pressure pumping services companies, on both a long-term and spot basis. We maintain adequate supply and flexibility to meet customer needs, with access to multiple high-quality grades of frac sand.
We provide the handling and management of frac sand once it reaches the destination terminal. Through a network of strategically-located destination terminals, we are able to service customers on short notice, while reducing logistics costs and minimizing trucking detention fees.
Terminal and Storage Services
We employ a silo storage system, which is a unique service that maintains frac sand quality and is more efficient than conventional methods. On-site quality control services are also provided with corrective action procedures, pre-sampling of silo bound materials, and inventory management. Silo storage is essential for the unloading of unit trains and provides for efficient, high velocity loading of frac sand into customer trucks.
Railcar Storage and Handling
In addition to providing transload and terminal storage services, we manage our customers’ railcars dedicated to our production facilities and used at our destination terminals. Through an extensive network of Class I and short-line track space at our terminals, we have the capacity to substantially reduce customer demurrage fees.