HISTORY

The origins of Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) began in 1949 when Clifford A. Chier opened a single sand mining operation near Fairwater, Wisconsin; originally called the C.A. Chier Sand Company. In 1979, Clifford retired and his son, Russell Chier, and son-in-law, George Hess, formed a new partnership and incorporated as Badger Mining. The company has remained a family owned business to this day. The company currently employs about 275 associates, including members of the fourth generation of the Chier and Hess families.

In 2015, Atlas Resin Proppants merged into Badger Mining Corporation. This merger brought resin coated sand into BMC’s product portfolio.

BMC offices are located in Berlin and Taylor, WI. Our three sand processing facilities are located in Fairwater, Taylor, and Alma Center, WI; our three coating facilities are located in Taylor and Merrillan, WI; and our research and development center is located in Taylor, WI. Additionally, we operate our own transloading facility in George West, TX and several others throughout North America through a network of sub-contractors.

CULTURE

WHO WE ARE

We are a family owned, values driven industrial sand supplier with a Team of awesome associates passionately pursuing excellence and stakeholder satisfaction.

 

WHAT WE VALUE

PEOPLE
Our associates are the heart of BMC. Our unwavering commitment to team, safety, health, wellness, integrity, personal growth, and community involvement creates a rewarding and fun place to work.

PERFORMANCE
We achieve the best outcomes through quality, innovation, persistence,
dedication, hard work and continual improvement.

PLANET
Environmental responsibility starts with regulatory compliance. BMC does more!
We demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship through conservation, pollution prevention and sustainable practices to enhance
natural resources for future generations.

PROSPERITY
We are driven to provide superior value to all of our stakeholders.

Approved by North Cliff Resource Team June 22, 2015

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1993 – “Manufacturer of the Year” Award
  • 1994 – “Governor’s Exporter of the Year” Award
  • 1997 – “Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment” Award
  • 1998 – “Certified Supplier” – top 25 customers
  • 1998 – QS9000 Quality Certification
  • 1999 – “Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment” Award
  • 1999 – John Brogan Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievement
  • 2005 – NWTF Outstanding Land Stewardship Award – Wisconsin State Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation
  • 2006 – Sentinels of Safety Program Safety Trophy – Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Mining Association (NMA)
  • 2006 & 2007 – #1 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2007 – Principle 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security
  • 2008 – #2 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2009 – #1 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2009 – Rivers Region Exemplary Employer
  • 2010 – “Manufacturer of the Year” Award
  • 2010 – #3 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2010 – Atlas Resin Proppants was the recipient of the Wisconsin Manufacturer of Year Award for Team Commitment to the Community
  • 2011 – #11 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2011 – Atlas Resin Proppants was the Business of the Year by the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011 – Black River Area Business of the Year Award
  • 2011 – Medium “Manufacturer of the Year” Nominee
  • 2012 – Platinum Level WELCOA Well Workplace Award Winner
  • 2012 – #3 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2013 – #6 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2014 – #9 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2014 – “Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment” Award
  • 2015 – Gold Level WELCOA Well Workplace Award Winner
  • Several Plant Safety Awards

WISA founding membership

  • BMC is a founding member of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA) and adheres to a strict Code of Conduct ensuring we maintain a position of leadership in conducting healthy, safe and environmentally responsible mining in Wisconsin.

Green Tier

  • BMC is a participant in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Green Tier program. Green Tier is a voluntary program that recognizes and rewards environmental performance “that voluntarily exceeds legal requirements related to health, safety and the environment resulting in continuous improvement in this state’s environment, economy, and quality of life.”

NEWS

  • BMC’s Joyce awarded AFS top honor

    BERLIN, WISCONSIN – April 25, 2017 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) associate Sara Joyce was recently awarded the metalcasting industry’s top honor at the American Foundry Society’s Annual Banquet in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Joyce, leader of quality and technical assurance at BMC, was presented with the William H. McFadden Gold Medal award at the ceremony for…
  • BMC completes rail expansion at Taylor, Wisc. facility

    TAYLOR, WISCONSIN – April 11, 2017 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) recently completed work on a 4,500-foot rail expansion project on rail siding near its Taylor, Wisc. facilities, allowing the site to now hold up to three unit trains concurrently. For more than a decade, BMC’s three rail sidings have sat alongside the CN rail…
  • BMC introduces new proven, self-suspending proppant, TURBOprop™

    BERLIN, WISCONSIN – November 30, 2016 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) announced today the release of its newest product offering for the oil and gas industry, a proven proppant transport technology known as TURBOprop™. TURBOprop™ utilizes a patented surface modification technology that creates an attraction to gaseous phases present in the fluid. The result is…
  • Badger Mining’s new Research and Development Center now equipped and operational

    TAYLOR, WISCONSIN – November 8, 2016 – Beginning this year, a previously unoccupied building in the Taylor Business Park is now home to Badger Mining Corporation’s (BMC) new state-of-the-art Research and Development Center. Renovations to the 5280-square foot building, which at one time housed an athletic apparel business and more recently was used for larger…
  • Badger Mining Corp. acquires Sexsmith transloading facility from Di-Corp

    SEXSMITH, Alta. – October 13, 2016 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned industrial sand supplier based out of Berlin, Wis., further committed to the Canadian market recently with the asset acquisition of Di-Corp’s state-of-the-art transload facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada, located 20 km (12 miles) north of Grand Prairie, Alta. Along with the acquisition,…
  • Fox Creek, Alberta, Canada to be home to new BMC transloading site

    Fox Creek, Alta. – September 21, 2016 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) has signed a long-term agreement to become an exclusive sand tenant of ANC Transloading, Inc.’s Fox Creek facility, located 260 km (160 miles) northwest of Edmonton, Atla. on the CN railroad. For customers in the Deep Basin of Western Canada, this agreement not…
  • New BMC transload to begin operations in Obed, Alberta, Canada

    Obed, Alta. – September 12, 2016 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) has completed arrangements to start shipping its raw and coated Premium Northern-White industrial sand to a new storage and rail-to-truck transloading facility in Obed, Alta., west of Edmonton, operated by Wayfinder Corp. The site, with its capability of accommodating up to three unit trains…
  • BMC to construct new transload facility near Pecos, Texas

    Pecos, Texas – September 1, 2016 – A plot of land just south of Pecos, Texas will become home to the newest transload facility for Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) in the coming months. Sitting on the Pecos Valley Southern Railway, which connects to the Union Pacific in Pecos, the nearly 300-acre site will accommodate 120…
  • First unit train of sand arrives at BMC’s Erick, OK facility

    Erick, Oklahoma – August 24, 2016 – Badger Mining Corporation’s (BMC) recently-opened Erick, Oklahoma transload facility received its first unit train of sand today. The shipment adds to product already at the wholly owned and operated site, which primarily serves the Anadarko Basin. The transload facility can accommodate up to 160 railcars of product on…
  • Rayland, Ohio is home to Badger Mining’s newest transload

    BERLIN, WI – April 25, 2016 – Rayland, Ohio, a village located 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and situated along the Ohio River, is home to the newest transload facility for Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned, values-driven supplier of Premium Northern-White industrial raw and coated silica sand. For users of industrial silica sand in…

LOCATION

Badger Mining Corporation offices are located in Berlin and Taylor, WI.  Our three sand processing facilities are located in Fairwater, Taylor, and Alma Center, WI; our three coating facilities are located in Taylor and Merrillan, WI; and our research and development center is located in Taylor, WI. Additionally, we operate our own transloading facility in George West, TX and several others throughout North America through a network of sub-contractors.