Coated Sand Solutions (CSS), a division of U.S. Silica, was launched to create a high-performance resin-coated production line for the oil and gas proppants segment of the business. A state-of-the-art coating facility has been constructed in Rochelle, Illinois, and operations are just getting under way. This site is strategically located with access to both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads. The coating process starts with raw sand that is produced at one of our mines and shipped to Rochelle as substrate. The plant then processes the sand coating the grain with a thin layer of resin. This coating results in a proppant with improved down-hole performance due to higher crush strength and improved “roundness” of the grains. These performance gains will allow U.S. Silica to meet customer needs across a broader range of well applications when compared to raw sand.
To date employees have participated in chamber events, gave speeches to local civic groups such as Kiwanis, and supported local events such as Rochelle Heritage Days. We continue to partner with the city on many fronts; economic development, utilities, communications, water & sewer to name a few, this partnership has led to a successful project. As we move forward hiring people our goal is to assure that we participate on many fronts with civic, charitable and other groups in Rochelle.
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Coated Sand Solutions
1951 Steward Road
Rochelle, IL 61068
From Chicago - Interstate 88
Follow I-88 West to Rt. 251 - Exit south onto Rt. 251 to Steward Rd. travel approximately 2.5 miles. The plant entrance is on the left.
From the South (LaSalle-Peru, IL) – Interstate 39
I-39 North to I-88 West to Rt. 251 - Exit south onto Rt. 251 to Steward Rd. travel approximately 2.5 miles. The plant entrance is on the left.
From the North (Rockford, IL) – Interstate 39
I-39 South to I-88 West to Rt. 251 - Exit south onto Rt. 251 to Steward Rd. travel approximately 2.5 miles. The plant entrance is on the left.
Products are delivered via…
Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads
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