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
  • 2017 – Hometown Hero Award by the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • 2017 – Great Place to Work-Certified
  • 2018 – Great Place to Work-Certified
  • 2019 – 401(k) Retirement Plan Sponsor of the Year Award – PLANSPONSOR Magazine
  • 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.

ISO Certification

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certified
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management-Functional Equivalent

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.”

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.