BERLIN, WISCONSIN and CALGARY, ALBERTA – October 30, 2019 – Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned industrial sand supplier since 1949, is pleased to announce the signing of a new exclusive terminal agreement with Di-Corp Sand Transloading (DST) for the use of DST’s transload facility in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. With this move, BMC further showcases its commitment to delivering best-in-class service delivery and frac sand storage in Western Canada. The new agreement also signals – for the first time – Badger Mining’s expansion into the Cardium Formation, where innovation and advances in technology have led to a resurgence in activity and a bright future for one of the largest resources in North America.
“This expansion into the Cardium highlights our push to be the number one provider of Northern White sand in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin,” says Adam Katz, strategic leader of oil and gas sales at BMC. “Canada is our most important market and despite challenging conditions, we will continue to invest and support our customers in the region. Badger in Rocky Mountain House is open for business, and we are delighted to build on our relationship with DST and CN Rail.”
The feeling is mutual. “We are deeply pleased to be strengthening our relationship with Badger Mining in Rocky Mountain House,” says Cameron John, CFO of DST. “Badger is a highly respected, quality sand producer known for its support of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin for decades. That will translate well as our companies work together to make this new venture a success.”
The site, which is easily accessible from Highway 11 and Highway 598, includes 12,000 tons of overhead storage capacity, 90 rail car capacity, less than seven-minute truck loading times, and two loading lanes. The facility will be operated seven days a week, with first shipments available in early November. Badger Mining works with Di-Corp at the company’s Sexsmith location.