U.S. Silica's Mapleton plant is nestled in the wooded mountains of central Pennsylvania. Medium-grain, white quartz sandstone is mined from tightly cemented sandstone deposits originating from the Oriskany sandstone. This unground sand is distributed for use in flat and specialty glass and for recreational uses.
Sand mining has been a part of south central Pennsylvania's economy for more than 100 years. The Mapleton Plant was originally constructed between 1923 and 1924, with the workforce in Mapleton made up of several generations of local families.
The Mapleton employees are highly active in their communities. The dedicated charitable group known as the "Sandbaggers" organized a "Relay for Life" team that has achieved "Gold Level" for being one of the top producing fundraising teams in the fight against cancer. The Mapleton plant is also dedicated to minimizing its impact on the environment and has a reclamation team that turns reclaimed lands into public recreation sites and wildlife habitats.
Phone: (800) 451-6493
Fax: (814) 542-9527
For questions concerning the status of your order, please contact your Customer Service Representative at:
12942 Oriskany Road
UPS – Route 655
Mapleton Depot, PA 17052
Phone: (814) 542-2561
From I-70 to Plant
Take Route 522 North to Mount Union; Take Route 22 West (approximately 3 miles); Make a slight left turn onto US-655 South. The plant will be on both sides of 655 approximately 1.5 miles from US-22. DO NOT FOLLOW ROUTE 655 SOUTH SIGNS ACROSS BRIDGE INTO MAPLETON.
From Harrisburg, PA to Plant
Take US-322 West toward Lewistown, PA; Merge onto US-22 West/US-522 South via the ramp on the left toward Mount Union; Continue on US-22 past Mount Union; Make a slight left turn onto US-655 South. The plant will be on both sides of 655 approximately 1.5 miles from US-22. DO NOT FOLLOW ROUTE 655 SOUTH SIGNS ACROSS BRIDGE INTO MAPLETON.
From Pittsburgh, PA to Plant
Take US-22 East toward Monroeville; Merge onto US-22/William Penn Highway via the exit on the left toward Murraysville; Merge onto William Penn Highway/US-22 E/PA-764 toward Hollidaysburg/Duncansville; Continue on US-22/William Penn Highway - Continue approximately 7 miles East beyond Huntingdon; Turn slight right onto PA-655 South. The plant will be on both sides of 655 approximately 1 mile from US-22.
From I-80 Eastbound to Plant
Merge onto PA-970 South via Exit 123 toward Woodland/Philipsburg; In Philipsburg follow PA-350 South; PA-350 South becomes I-99 South/US-220 South; Take the PA-453 Exit 48 toward Tyrone; Turn left onto PA-453 South toward Water Street; Turn left onto William Penn Highway/US-22 East; Continue approximately 7 miles East beyond Huntingdon; Turn slight right onto PA-655 South. The Plant will be on both sides of Route 655 approximately 1 mile from US-22.
Products are delivered via truck and rail.
Our truck loading times are as follows:
Recreation Sands: Monday - Friday. 7 AM - 2:30 PM
Whole Grain Sands: Monday 7 AM - Saturday 6 AM
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