Festus’ reserves are situated within the St. Peter Sandstone formation and yield a high-quality, Northern White sand. Located in the most southern region of the formation, Festus offers a naturally occurring geographic advantage of a favorable climate for operations. Annual production capacity at the facility is 1.2 million tons, using natural gas and electricity, with primary production focusing on frac sand for oil and gas proppants.
We acquired the Festus facility in August 2017 in connection with the closing of our Mississippi Sand acquisition. Since acquiring the facility, we completed an expansion to increase capacity.
It is located approximately 30 miles south of St. Louis and is accessible by major highways including U.S. Interstate 55.