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Community Invited to Open House to Learn About Proposed Sand Operation
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 • Posted September 28, 2011

MASON, Texas — Proppant Specialists (Proppant) invites citizens who would like to learn more about the company’s proposed new Mason County sand operation to a come-and-go open house on Oct. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, 410 Post Hill, in Mason.“Experts who are working on this project, and who work at Proppant’s similar facility located in nearby Voca, Texas, will be available to visit with members of the community and discuss the company’s plans for this new industry that will bring 60 good-paying jobs to Mason County,” said Chris Cummins, a manager with Proppant. “We welcome this opportunity to answer questions and talk with citizens about their concerns.”Cummins has owned property in neighboring McCulloch County for almost two decades. His family also owns property in Mason County, so Cummins is no stranger to the area.Proppant plans to employ approximately 60 local people in Mason County and estimates the sand project would provide an additional tax base of $15 million to $20 million to the county tax rolls. This new industry would also provide additional opportunities for revenue to local businesses and potential growth to local economy in Mason County, according to Cummins. Hourly jobs at the plant would pay approximately $15 to $20 per hour, which computes to minimum annual wages of more than $31,000, depending on business conditions.“These will be full-time jobs with benefits, including health insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match – where people can have a long-term career,” Cummins continued. “Proppant is committed to providing good jobs, environmental and workplace safety, and energy independence – now and for decades ahead.”About Proppant Specialists, LLCProppant Specialists is a leading producer of high quality industrial sands. Proppant Specialists’ Texas Gold and Northern White sands are primarily used in completions of oil and gas wells in the United States.

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