U.S. Silica's Montpelier plant mines Aplite, formed from igneous rock deposits that are unique to this location. The Aplite processed at the Montpelier plant is utilized by the container glass, insulation fiberglass and recreational sand industries.
Mining at the Montpelier location has been part of the local economy for more than 55 years, with the majority of the workforce employed there for more than 20 of those 55 years. Metal & Thermit Chemicals, a subsidiary of American Can, built the operation to mine the mineral titanium dioxide. In 1993, U.S. Silica acquired the plant and has since invested over $3 million in improvements to the facility and equipment for silica production.
The Montpelier employees are committed to the ideal of stewardship toward their neighbors and volunteer their free time to the Community and Arts Center and the "Adopt a Highway" program. Additionally, the Montpelier plant is dedicated to minimizing its impact on the environment. To accomplish this, the plant maintains strict adherence to the Department of Environmental Quality's regulations, recycles process water and creates wildlife habitats through the reclamation process.
Phone: (800) 474-5422
Fax: (804) 258-8288
For questions concerning the status of your order, please contact your Customer Service Representative at:
(800) 474-5422 or (800)-258-2500
17359 Taylors Creek Road
UPS - Route 677
Montpelier, VA 23192
Phone: (804) 883-6700
From Richmond and I-95
Take I-95 to Route 54 West (Exit #92-B). Stay on Route 54 West through the city of Ashland. Continue on Route 54 until it turns into Route 33 West (approximately 15-17 miles). Amoco/Fastmart on left and Montpelier Food Center, right.
Follow Route 33 West for about 1 mile and turn left on Route 610, fire station at intersection. Follow Route 610 to its end and turn left at stop sign onto Taylors Creek Road. Plant will be about 1 mile down Taylors Creek on the right side.
Products are delivered via truck and rail.
Buckingham Branch RR (Beaver Dam)
Rail Loading Aplite Bulk: Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 3 PM
Monday 7 AM - Friday 2:30 PM
Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM; Friday 8 AM - 2:30 PM for stone customers without an account.
For Sureplay/stone customers, the decision to load is at the discretion of the operator based on available light.