Prior to obtaining additional sand reserves and initiating plant construction, we work closely with surrounding communities to address any issues of potential concern. One of the most common areas of concern includes truck traffic. Our processing and rail loading facilities are located onsite.
Other major concerns include noise, dust, potential water and health hazards, and ecosystem risk. We engage with communities at the earliest possible stage when evaluating these concerns for prospective sites. We regularly attend community meetings and interact often with residents to reduce any possible concerns for potential risks and disturbance. Once operations begin, we are committed to the needs of our customers and sustaining the safety of the communities where we live and work.
We also believe it is our responsibility to enhance the quality of life where we operate and become an integral part of the community. We do so by supporting local schools, volunteering in our communities and serving as the one of the largest employers in the region.