May 1, 2018
Frederick, Md., May 1, 2018 – U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) announced today that it has completed the $750 million acquisition of EP Minerals, a global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals including diatomaceous earth (DE), clay (calcium bentonite) and perlite.
March 23, 2018
Reno, NV – March 23, 2018 – EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals and engineered materials and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA), a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry. The transaction represents an enterprise value of $750 million for EP Minerals. EP Minerals' management team, led by President and CEO Gregg Jones, will continue to lead EP Minerals after the closing of the transaction.
November 1, 2017
Reno, NV, November 1, 2017-- EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals and engineered materials, announced today that it is implementing a 3-10% price increase across all grades of diatomaceous earth, perlite, clay and cellulose products effective November 1, 2017, or as existing contracts allow.
July 17, 2017
RENO, NV, July 17, 2017 – EP Engineered Clays Corporation, an affiliate of EP Minerals, LLC, a worldwide leader in engineered products derived from industrial minerals, announced today that it has acquired bleaching clay and mineral adsorbents assets from BASF Corporation. The transaction includes a Jackson, MS production site, a clay mine in Aberdeen, MS, and the mineral rights associated with a mine located in the Navajo Nation near Sanders, Arizona. Approximately 70 employees will be joining the newly-established EP Engineered Clays Corporation.
April 6, 2017
BASF to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP MineralsTransaction includes production site and clay mining property in Mississippi, and mineral rights sublease associated with a mine in Arizona ISELIN, NJ, and RENO, NV, April 6, 2017 – BASF announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals, a worldwide leader in industrial minerals. Financial details of the divestiture are not being disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.
March 7, 2017
EP Minerals Launches CelaPool™ Low Dust Diatomaceous Earth Swim Pool Filter Aid New patent-pending CelaPool swim pool filter aid is less messy, easy to handle and comes in thermally sealed bag Reno, NV, March 7, 2016-- EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals, today announced the launch of CelaPoolTM, a revolutionary new low dust diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid for swimming pools. CelaPool is an exclusive patent-pending product that contains EP Minerals' Celatom DE, the number one choice of swim pool professionals. CelaPool is a unique low dust formulation, making for easy handling and less mess.
October 14, 2016
EP Minerals, LLC announces price increases for diatomite, perlite, clay and cellulose. New rates in effect as of November 1, 2016.
September 21, 2016
EP Minerals has been named a finalist for the Leader in Sustainability Award by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) in EDAWN's annual Existing Industry Awards. EDAWN holds the annual awards to honor companies that have brought jobs to Northern Nevada and also have demonstrated excellence in other key areas.
August 30, 2016
Million-year-old fossil skeletons make up the world's most “useful" mineral Reno, NV - EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals, is celebrating National Diatomaceous (DE) Dayon August 31. EP Minerals, headquartered in Reno, NV, operates the world's largest producing diatomaceous earth mine in Lovelock, and also has DE plants and mines in Clark and Fernley, NV and in Vale, OR. Most people know of diatomaceous earth because they use it to filter their swimming pools or for its natural insecticide properties to control insects in their homes or gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world's new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous (DE) Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable substance it creates, diatomaceous earth.
August 2, 2016
EP Minerals announced today that it has developed a new test method and a full range of new diatomite filtration products. The company has filed several patent applications related to these inventions.
June 16, 2016
Last week, EP Minerals opened a new warehouse in Gross Rohrheim, Germany to better serve our customers.
April 18, 2016
Get out your sunglasses. It's the brightest white diatomaceous earth (DE) and perlite available and perfect for the paint & coatings industry. It's Celatom Brights™, EP Minerals new line of functional additives, engineered just for paint and coatings.
February 19, 2016
EPA registered diatomaceous earth (DE) product kills insects by drying out their exoskeletons.
January 20, 2016
They make your Coors beer sparkling. They act as an absorption agent, quickly and safely soaking up oil or grease spills on streets or land after accidents. They improve filter efficiency and keep your swimming pool or spa looking pristine. They might even make your aspiring baseball-playing kids faster and the game action more exciting by ridding those fields of excess moisture.Thank nature for the existence of diatoms for all the above, and EP Minerals, Nevada's largest exporter of the mineral formed by it that goes into making all this and more happen.
December 3, 2015
Easy-to-navigate expanded content combined with unique product finder provides customers with diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clay solutions
October 8, 2015
Unique calcined clay performance aggregate provides instant traction in mud, snow and iceEP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals,today announced the launch of Traction Pro, a new all weather, all season, traction product with no added chemicals, designed to provide instant traction in mud, snow and ice.
September 23, 2015
EP Minerals has been named a finalist for Company of the Year by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) in EDAWN's annual Existing Industry Awards. EP Minerals joins Zulily, Server Technology, Burkhart Dental, MSC Industrial Supply and Nature's Bakery as companies that are finalists for the top award.
September 16, 2015
EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals, announced today that it is implementing a 3-8% price increase across all grades of diatomite, perlite and cellulose products effective November 1, 2015, or as existing contracts allow.
June 2, 2015
“Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake Recycling – Waste or Resource?" is the topic that Andrew Welford, EP Minerals director of commercial sustainability, will be presenting at WasteExpo's 3rd Annual Composting and Organics Recycling Conference Program in Las Vegas, NV.
March 5, 2015
New rates in effect as of May 1, 2015 Reno, NV - EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals, announced today that it is implementing a 4% - 10% price increase on all clay and diatomaceous earth (DE) absorbent products effective May 1, 2015.