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 wraps up another successful special deer hunt, receives Hometown Hero Award from State Assembly

    BERLIN, WISCONSIN – November 6, 2017 – Last month, Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) completed its 17th year as a company sponsor of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (WDNR) annual deer gun hunt for people with disabilities, and on Thursday, November 2nd, was honored to be recognized as a Hometown Hero by the Wisconsin State…
  • The Story of the C.A. Chier Resource Center

    In the Badger Mining Corporation crest, the color green signifies BMC’s commitment to environmental responsibility. This commitment is best illustrated in the story of the Clifford A. Chier Resource Center in Berlin, Wisconsin. More than twenty years ago, BMC took an abandoned foundry landfill, reclaimed the area, and changed it into the C.A. Chier Resource…
  • BMC acquires sand reserves near Kermit, Texas

    BERLIN, WISCONSIN – JULY 25, 2017 –  Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned, values-driven industrial sand supplier, recently purchased property containing sand reserves located north of Kermit, Texas. The property contains over 35 years of estimated sand reserves, predominately featuring finer grades of sand such as 40/70 and 100 mesh. The reserve will add in-basin…
  • BMC awards five scholarships to local graduates

    BERLIN, WISCONSIN – JUNE 10, 2016 – Since 1986, Badger Mining has been funding a scholarship program for students intending to pursue a degree in Mining Engineering, other Engineering curricula, or Environmental Science. Each year, five $10,000 scholarships are awarded to five deserving students in each of the communities in which BMC has an office…
  • BMC releases new economical resin coated proppant, Atlas CRC-One

    TAYLOR, WISCONSIN – May 22, 2017 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) is pleased to announce the release of Atlas CRC-One, a new resin coated proppant under its BadgerCoated™ line that is the ultimate in economical solutions for proppant flowback prevention in moderate temperature reservoirs. CRC-One’s exclusive resin complex offers protection from harsh well conditions and…
  • 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,…

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.