Unimin commits $1 million to DU over next 5 years

Unimin Corporation and DU continue partnership for wetlands conservation

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Jan. 30, 2018 – Today, we are pleased to announce that Unimin Corporation will continue its partnership with Ducks Unlimited and has renewed their commitment with a donation of $1 million over the next five years. This gift supports DU conservation initiatives that will help conserve 500,000 acres of habitat across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"We are incredibly thankful for Unimin Corporation's continued generosity and support. This support helps safeguard wetlands and waterfowl for years to come across the continent," said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. "We will continue to work with Unimin to provide abundant, clean water resources, along with increasing biodiversity and sustainability on key landscapes, including providing habitat for pollinators, waterfowl and other wildlife where Unimin employees, contractors and customers live and work."

In 2012, DU launched the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign with 16 initiatives that regionalize our landscape conservation efforts. Unimin’s gift will support these Ducks Unlimited conservation initiatives that encompass 20 Unimin Corporation facilities across the continent:

•    Big Rivers, covering the upper Mississippi River basin.

•    Living Lakes, emphasizing the shallow lakes of Minnesota and Iowa.

•    America’s River and Gulf Coast, encompassing the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast.

•    Completing the Cycle, focused on key wetlands from West Virginia to Maine.

•    Southeast Wetlands, encompassing the southeast quadrant of the US with a strong focus on protecting private lands from high-density development.

•    Southern Prairies and Playas, focused on protecting playa lakes and prairies in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

DU and Unimin Corporation first partnered in 2013 on wetlands conservation in Minnesota. Today’s gift expands that partnership across the continent.

“Unimin is excited about extending our partnership with Ducks Unlimited for another five years,” said Unimin Corporation CEO Campbell Jones. “We recognize the responsibility and privilege we have been given in the land and resources under our control and our partnership with Ducks Unlimited helps us further deliver tangible results on the landscape and in the communities we serve. We applaud the efforts of Ducks Unlimited who has conserved more than 14 million acres of waterfowl habitat across North America.”

About Unimin

Unimin is an application-focused minerals company providing materials solutions to its customers drawing from a diversified product portfolio and the worldwide production capabilities of Sibelco, our privately held parent organization. Unimin is one of the largest producers of proppants for oil and natural gas stimulation and recovery and is a leading supplier of multi-mineral product offerings to industrial customers in glass, construction, ceramics, coatings, polymers and foundry markets.
Unimin operates a portfolio of strategically located and long life assets with 38 sand, mineral and coating processing facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that serve a variety of energy and industrial customers. Our company has a broad portfolio of minerals including silica sand, with feldspar, nepheline syenite, lime, clays (including kaolin), calcium carbonate and olivine allowing the company to offer a multi-mineral product mix to its industrial customers. We have built long-standing relationships with our key customers and have a broad customer base comprised of S&P 500 and blue-chip customers. We operate an extensive logistics and distribution network with access to five Class 1 railroads, many in-basin oil and gas operating terminals and strong unit-train capabilities. For more information about Unimin, visit https://unimin.com/.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

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