U.S. Silica's Berkeley Springs plant has been mining the Oriskany deposit along the Warm Springs Ridge for over 100 years. The sand here is a 99.9% pure, buff-white sandstone that is low in iron, making it perfect for flat glass, specialty glass, building products, ceramics, paint, fillers, extenders, pool filtration and recreational use.
Mining at this location has been a part of the local landscape for over a century. The Pennsylvania Glass Sand Company, from Lewistown, PA, came into the area in the late 1800s and acquired much of the land − originally mined by many small family owned companies − and began what was then known as Berkeley Works. U.S. Silica, as it is known today, has undergone many developments over the years and has been a thriving part of the community, employing multiple generations of families from Berkeley Springs and the surrounding area.
Many of the Berkeley Springs employees strive to be good neighbors and dedicate their free time to local fire and rescue organizations, youth leadership positions such as coaching and scouts, and to community needs like food drives. The plant also participates in an annual "adoption" of a needy family at Christmas and donates sand products for local recreational use. Recently the Berkeley Springs facility was honored with the 2009 Mountaineer Guardian Award for the effectiveness of the company's safety program.
Customer Service Contact
For questions concerning the status of your order, please contact your Customer Service Contact at:
Industrial Specialty Products
P.O. Box 187
UPS – 2496 Hancock Road
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone: (304) 258-2500
From Maryland - Interstate 70
Follow I-70 West to Exit 1B (Route 522 South - Winchester, VA/Hancock, MD). Exit will take you across the Potomac River to West Virginia. Follow Route 522 for approximately 4.5 miles. The plant entrance is on the left.
From Maryland - Interstate 68
Follow I-68 East to Exit 82A (Route 522 South - Winchester, VA/Berkeley Springs). Exit will take you across the Potomac River to West Virginia. Follow Route 522 for approximately 4.5 miles. The plant entrance is on left.
From Pennsylvania Turnpike
Take Breezewood Exit off the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow I-70 East to Exit 1B (Route 522 South - Winchester, VA/Hancock, MD). Exit will take you across the Potomac River to West Virginia. Follow Route 522 for approximately 4.5 miles. The plant entrance is on the left.
Follow Route 522 North from Winchester, VA (approximately 40 miles). Plant is 1 mile North of the Town of Berkeley Springs on the right.
From Martinsburg, WV
Follow Route 9 West to Berkeley Springs. Turn right on Route 522 North. Proceed approximately 2 miles. The plant entrance is on the right.
Berkeley Springs Downtown Warehouse
From the Berkeley Springs Plant, turn left on Route 522 South. Follow for approximately 1 mile to the first traffic light (Union Street). Turn left on Union Street, street is one block long with the warehouse at the end.
Products are delivered via truck and rail.
Our truck loading times are as follows:
Monday thru Thursday:
Unground Bulk: 7 AM - 11 PM
Unground Bagged: 8 AM - 3 PM
SIL-CO-SIL®/MIN-U-SIL Bagged: 8 AM - 3 PM
SIL-CO-SIL/MIN-U-SIL Bulk: Monday, 8 AM - 4 PM
SIL-CO-SIL/MIN-U-SIL Bulk: Tuesday - Friday, Midnight – 4 PM
SIL-CO-SIL/MIN-U-SIL Bulk: Saturday, Midnight – 8 AM
Please call to confirm loading hours
Bulk & Packaged Products:
Unground: 50# bags / 100# bags
Ground: 50# bags / 2000# bulk bags
Fine Ground: 50# bags / 2000# bulk bags
Unground: 50# bags - 60/pallet, 100#bags - 30/pallet
Ground: 50# bags - 70/pallet
Fine Ground: 50# bags - 56/pallet (MIN-U-SIL 30, MIN-U-SIL 40)
50# bags - 50/pallet (MIN-U-SIL 5, MIN-U-SIL 10)
If you are interested in becoming a stakeholder at this location please fill out the form below: