Jackson, TN

Industrial & Specialty
105 Burkett Switch Road
Jackson, TN 38301
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U.S. Silica's Jackson plant processes mid to fine-grain sand deposits from the Claiborne Formation, which is 99% pure and off-white to white in color. Our surface mines use natural gas and electricity to produce whole grain and ground silica here. Sand is purchased from a local dredging company whose reserves are alluvial sands associated with an ancient river system.

Since acquiring the facility, we renovated and upgraded its production capabilities, turning it into one of our premier grinding facilities and enabling it to produce multiple products through various processing methods, including rotary drying, screening and grinding. These production techniques allow the Jackson facility to meet a wide variety of focused specifications on product composition from customers in markets such as fiberglass, building products, ceramics, fillers and extenders and recreation.

Nick's Silica Company began operation in Jackson in 1986 until U.S. Silica took ownership of the Jackson plant in 1998 and turned it into one of its premier grinding facilities. 

The facility is located approximately 75 miles east of Memphis and is accessible by major highways including U.S. Interstate 40. 


Jackson employees are committed to the ideal of stewardship toward their neighbors and minimal impact on the surrounding environment. The Jackson plant recycles all process water, provides surrounding wildlife with productive habitats through the land reclamation process, and is dedicated to surpassing the Department of Environmental Quality standards.



Delivery & Logistics

By Truck

Our truck loading times are as follows:

Bulk: Monday 7 AM - Saturday 7 AM

Whole Grains/Ground Silica: Monday 7 AM - Saturday 7 AM

Recreation Sands: Monday 7 AM - Saturday 7 AM

Driving Directions

From I-40

Exit 80A South to Jackson and proceed to 4th traffic light (Airways/70), turn right onto Airways, go west 0.4 miles, turn left onto Westover Road and go 1 mile and take leftmost fork (Old Denmark road - signs for U.S. Silica will be present), go 1mile to Burkett Switch Road and turn left. There will be a sign visible denoting entrance to plant.

Highway 45

Traveling from the South proceed on Highway 45 North through town to the 45 Bypass.  Proceed north on the Bypass until you reach the intersection of Airways and 45 Bypass, turn left onto Airways Boulevard and follow the same directions as above to Westover Road and the facility. Once you turn off Airways and proceed toward Westover, you are traveling in a residential area.  The posted speed limit is 30 MPH.


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