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Rockwood, MI

Overview

U.S. Silica's Rockwood plant mines from the Sylvania Sandstone Formation of the Detroit River Group, which partly borders the Rockwood property. The chemical and physical properties of the Rockwood sandstone make it ideal for glass containers and solar glass panels.

History

The Rockwood plant has a long and complicated past that begins as far back as 1824, when Abraham C. Truax filed a claim to purchase the property. A handwritten land patent was subsequently signed on April 1, 1825, by President John Quincy Adams, granting Truax ownership. However, industrial development of the property didn't begin until after the turn of the 20th century.

The property changed hands numerous times, including ownership by the Ford Motor Company, for the purpose of manufacturing foundry sands. Ottawa Silica Company eventually acquired the property in 1944. Since then, there have been continuous expansions and improvements, making the Rockwood facility a viable contributor of silica sand production for the U.S. Silica family of mining plants.

Community

Many of the Rockwood employees volunteer their time to fire and rescue, youth activities, service organizations and local commissions and boards. The Rockwood plant has made its mission to minimize its impact on the environment by following the Department of Environmental Quality's regulations, recycling process water and creating wildlife habitats through the reclamation process.

Customer Service Contact

For questions concerning the status of your order, please contact your Customer Service Contact at:

Industrial Specialty Products
ISPCustomerCare@ussilica.com
844-468-7263

Address

P.O. Box 100
20837 North Huron River Drive
Rockwood,  MI  48173
Phone: (734) 379-9672

Driving Directions

From North

Take I-75 South to Exit 27 (Rockwood, MI - North Huron River Drive).  Turn East (left) off of Exit onto North Huron River Drive.  Continue for 1.25 miles to the plant.  The plant is on the right side of the road and is immediately past the fourth railroad track after exiting I-75.

From South

Take I-75 North to Exit 27 (Rockwood, MI - North Huron River Drive) turn east (left) off of Exit to North Huron River Drive.  Continue for 1.25 miles to the plant.  The plant is on the right side of the road and is immediately past the fourth railroad track after exiting I-75.

From Metro Airport

Take Middlebelt Road south to Eureka Road (approximately three miles), turn east (left) on Eureka and continue to Telegraph Road (approximately three miles).  Turn South (right) on Telegraph and get into left lane to connect with I-75 Junction.  Continue on I-75 South until Exit 27 (Rockwood, MI - North Huron River Drive).  Turn East (left) off of Exit onto North Huron River Drive.  Continue for 1.25 miles to the plant.  The plant is on the right side of the road and immediately past the fourth railroad track after exiting I-75.

 

Product Delivery

Products are delivered via truck and rail.

Rail:

Canadian National Railroad

Truck:

Our truck loading times are as follows:

Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 2:30 PM

 

Stakeholder Updates

If you are interested in becoming a stakeholder at this location please fill out the form below:



Stakeholder Form