January 19, 2017 4:12 AM ET

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Company Overview of Superior Silica Sands LLC

Company Overview

Superior Silica Sands LLC manufactures frac sand products for the energy industry. It offers frac sand proppants to customers in North America. Superior Silica Sands LLC was formerly known as Texas Sports Sands, Inc. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. It has industrial sand production operations in Clinton, Arland, and New Auburn, Wisconsin; and Kosse, Texas. Superior Silica Sands LLC operates as a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP.

6000 Western Place

Suite 465

Fort Worth, TX 76107

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Superior Silica Sands LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 65
Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Sales
General Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Superior Silica Sands LLC Key Developments

Superior Silica Sands LLC and Performance Technologies, LLC Enter into an Amended and Restated Master Supply Agreement

On December 22, 2015, Superior Silica Sands LLC (SSS) and Performance Technologies, LLC (PTL) entered into an Amended and Restated Master Supply Agreement. Pursuant to the Supply Agreement, SSS will supply sand and proppants to PTL at a price per ton which may be adjusted on a quarterly basis to reflect the weighted average price of similar products PTL purchases from other suppliers. SSS will also provide a per-ton discount on PTL’s purchases under the Supply Agreement not to exceed an aggregate dollar amount over the term of the Supply Agreement. The Supply Agreement allows for PTL to purchase up to a certain volume of sand per month from SSS, subject to change by mutual agreement. PTL may elect to take delivery of any portion of the sand from either SSS’s plants or distribution terminals. Prior to November 9, 2018, any 1% year-over-year reduction in the total volume of sand purchased by PTL under the Supply Agreement will be met by a 2% reduction in the total volume of sand purchased by PTL from all other suppliers until PTL is purchasing no more than a certain volume of sand per month from such other suppliers in the aggregate. Under the Supply Agreement, PTL will commit, at no cost to SSS, a number of its own railcars for use in SSS’s existing fleet. In exchange SSS will provide, at no cost to PTL, a number of railcars from SSS’s fleet to complete deliveries each month to PTL equal to the number of railcars committed by PTL. In the event the number of railcars SSS provides in any month exceeds the number of railcars committed by PTL, SSS will charge a daily rate for each additional railcar. If the number of railcars SSS provides in any month is less than the number of railcars committed by PTL, the number of unused railcars will accrue to offset charges for additional railcars SSS may provide in the future. The Supply Agreement has an initial term expiring on November 9, 2021. Thereafter, the Supply Agreement will be renewed automatically for additional one-year periods unless either PTL or SSS provides 90 days’ advance written notice of nonrenewal. The Supply Agreement may be terminated prior to the end of its term by mutual agreement of SSS and PTL or upon the occurrence of certain specified events including, without limitation, an uncured breach of the Supply Agreement.

Superior Silica Sands Announces SandGuard(TM) Proppant Technology

Superior Silica Sands LLC announced the introduction of a unique, technically advanced proppant to the oil and gas industry. This new proppant, brand named "SandGuard(TM)", will improve the handling, inner-basin management and job-site implementation of the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. With a SandGuard treatment facility in Barron County, Wisconsin, SSS will have the ability to enhance the already strong qualities of its Northern White silica sand as a more protected proppant soon to be marketed to all major North American basins. By incorporating ArrMaz SandTec(TM) coating technology into the new SandGuard product line, SSS will begin commercial sales in December 2015. The treated sand production capacity is up to 650 tons per hour of finished product. The environmentally-friendly SandGuard product incurs reduced degradation compared to untreated sand, resulting in the minimization of dust to the customers, employees and contractors who manage the sand through the supply chain and at the well site. Additionally, the SandGuard product improves operational efficiencies since it reduces the need to use bulky mechanical dust control systems. The SandGuard product has proven to significantly reduce dust generation during handling as exhibited from numerous full scale field trials. These trials by major service companies have seen superior handling capabilities and no negative impact or issues with frac fluid compatibility.

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