Columbia, SC

Industrial & Specialty
5263 Edmund Highway West
Columbia, SC 29170
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Our surface mines in Columbia use natural gas, fuel oil and electricity to produce whole grain, ground and fine ground silica. The reserves are part of the Tuscaloosa Formation in central South Carolina. Since acquiring the facility, we have renovated and upgraded its production capabilities, including various processing methods, including hydraulic sizing, fluid bed drying, scalping and grinding.  The Columbia facility services multiple end markets, such as glass, building products, fillers and extenders, filtration and oil and gas proppants.

We acquired the Columbia facility in 1987 by merger with the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation, which had historically used the property to produce whole grain silica for customers in industrial and specialty products end markets. 

The facility is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Columbia and is accessible by major highways including U.S. Interstates 26 and 20. 


The Columbia plant is committed to preserving the environment it operates in and has been awarded the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR) National Mined Land Reclamation Award. Additionally, the Columbia employees participate in a variety of outreach programs within their community, working in local school programs and with a number of nonprofit organizations.


Delivery & Logistics

By Truck

Bulk: Monday - Thursday, 24 hours/day

Bulk Grout Sands: Monday - Thursday, 4 PM - 8 AM

Bagged:  Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 4 PM

Scheduling requested for truck loading times.

Driving Directions

From I-20

From I-20 take Exit 55 (Highway #6 Exit). Take Highway #6 towards Red Bank for approximately 7.5 miles.  At the stop sign, Highway 302/Edmund Highway, turn left. Plant is approximately 2 miles on right.

From I-26 West

Traveling west on I-26, take Exit #113 (Highway 302).  At the stop light, turn left.  Plant is 7 miles on left.

From I-26 East

Traveling east on I-26, take Exit #113 (Highway 302).  At the stop light turn right.  Plant is 7 miles on left.

From I-77

Travel south on I-77.  At Exit #1 head west on I-26.  Take exit #113 (Highway 302).  At the stop light, turn left.  Plant is 7 miles on left.


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