U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. said today that the part of its Industrial and Specialty Products business focused on silica sand will increase prices for most of its non-contracted silica sand, cool roof granule, aplite and specialty products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemicals, recreation, building products and other applications. The increases are effective for shipments starting Jan. 1, 2019. Price increases will range from 2 to 9 percent, depending on the product and grade. The price increases are being made to support the continued investments the Company is making in upgrading its capacity to meet the growing demand for its products and to offset rising production costs.
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a performance materials company and is a memberof the Russell 2000. The Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications. Wholly owned EP Minerals, a U.S. Silica Company, is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. Over its 118-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 1,500 diversified products to customers across our end markets. The Company currently operates over 25 mines and production facilities. The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Frederick, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois.