U.S. Silica, Gov. Kemp Cut Ribbon on New Facility in Millen, Ga.​

September 12, 2019

State-of-the-art plant to create products sold around the world MILLEN, Ga. – U.S. Silica was joined today by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Millen Mayor King Rocker for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of a state-of-the art facility that will produce high-end industrial products to be sold across the United States and internationally.

EP Minerals, LLC Announces Price Increases for Diatomaceous Earth Powder, Perlite, Bleaching Clay, Adsorbent and Cellulose Products

April 17, 2019

Reno, NV, April 17, 2019-- EP Minerals, LLC, a U.S. Silica company and global leader in industrial minerals and engineered materials, announced today that it will implement a 3-6% price increase on June 1, 2019, across all grades of diatomaceous earth powder, perlite, bleaching clay, adsorbent and cellulose products, or will do so as existing contracts allow.

EP Minerals, LLC announces demurrage policy on privately held rail car extended stays at customer locations

March 1, 2019

EP Minerals, LLC announces demurrage policy on privately held rail car extended stays at customer locationsBulk hopper car daily charges in effect after 30 day dwell time at customer site Reno, NV, March 1, 2019—(Reno, NV) EP Minerals, LLC, a U.S. Silica company, and a global leader in industrial minerals and engineered materials, announced today that the company is implementing a demurrage charge on EP Minerals' privately held railcars that remain at a customer location for over 30 days.

U.S. Silica Completes Acquisition of EP Minerals

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.

EP Minerals to be Acquired by U.S. Silica

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.

EP Engineered Clays, an affiliate of EP Minerals, acquires bleaching clay and activated clay catalyst assets from BASF

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.

BASF to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals

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.

EP Minerals Launches CelaPool Low Dust Diatomaceous Earth Swim Pool Filter Aid

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.

EP Minerals Named Finalist for EDAWN’s Leader in Sustainability Award

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.

EP Minerals Celebrates National Diatomaceous (DE) Day on August 31

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.

It's a White Out! EP Minerals' Celatom Brights for Paint & Coatings

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.

EP: Microns of minerals making a difference in Lyon County

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.

EP Minerals Launches Dynamic New Website

December 3, 2015

Easy-to-navigate expanded content combined with unique product finder provides customers with diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clay solutions