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MS Industries Provides a New Source for Microproppants

Russellville, Alabama

MS Industries (“MSI”), is a mining and mineral development company and direct mining source located in Russellville Alabama, is a primary producer of a wide array of industrial silica products along with frac sand and silica flour for the oil and gas industries.  MSI is now offering (>99% SiO2) “Super 100” whole-grain microproppants to the oil and gas industries.  By utilizing Super 100, oil well production and lifespan increases with some recent testing and reports suggesting microproppant addition can increase oil well production up to a 15% -30% over a 12-month period.

“In recent years, microproppant use has been shown to increase production and provide additional benefits in oil well operations”, says John Christmas, COO of MSI.  “One of the biggest obstacles was where purchasers could find a consistent and quality supplier of whole-grain microproppants, that is, until now”.

MSI’s Super 100, carries up to 25% whole-grain microproppant with particles ranging in the -150 mesh to 325 mesh size.  Super 100 is available direct from MS Industries as are all its industrial silica products and silica flour.

For more information please contact Brian Pace, MS Industries, 256-383-6740.

Mined in America

“Mined in America” Means National Security.
 For decades, there has been a growing national dependence on foreign nations to produce strategic minerals and materials vital to U.S. national security. (U.S. Military Strategic and Critical Materials Reports).
In many instances, these minerals and materials account for the strategic advantages that the U.S. military relies upon through modern military devices and complex weapons systems. A significant restraint in the ability to source these minerals and materials has a direct impact upon U.S. military readiness and response. Encouraging U.S. mining and production of these strategic and critical materials is of great importance to the national security of the U.S. and to those nations that rely upon U.S. readiness and response. Encouraging the development of strategic and critical materials domestically is a rational and reasonable step in supporting and promoting national security in the realities of the 21st century. Incorporating new ideas, new approaches, and responsible stewardship techniques offer a reasonable way forward also.  Domestic resource development, production, and refining of strategic and critical materials can have a positive economic impact on local economies and communities throughout the U.S. while also serving the national security interests of our nation and abroad.
That is why MS Industries proudly supports national security and proudly promotes “Mined in America.”