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.