Gulf Coast Sand Acquires Shale Support Assets | New

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gulf Coast Sand (GCS), the largest privately held, independent producer and supplier of specialty sands, blended sands, abrasives and gravel, today announces its acquisition of assets from Shale Support, LLC. With this decision, GCS establishes itself as the largest independent, privately owned aggregate company along the Gulf Coast and owns over 900 harvestable acres of aggregate reserves.

Additionally, the acquisition provides GCS with two fluidized bed dryers, 10 mineral separators and 24,000,000 tonnes of silo storage, all combined with truck and unit train loading capabilities. These assets will also provide the company with the ability to supply local markets in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida with traditional construction aggregates as well as sand for specialized uses at scale. nation in the oil and gas industry. GCS will also custom mix and size industrial sands for distribution across the United States through its private fleet of trucks and railcars.

GCS will complete its follow-on investments by the end of 2022, including plans to update wet plant operations by streamlining equipment and moving to a more technical approach that will allow the business to better respond to the needs of its customers.

“By properly sizing our dredge and screening equipment to handle all reserves, we will become much more efficient, while increasing our production and throughput,” said Ryan Morales, President of GCS.

“Gulf Coast Sand’s newly acquired assets were previously used almost exclusively for the energy sector. Now we commit to a more balanced approach. We will leverage all of our reserves and state-of-the-art processing equipment to better serve both the power industry and the industrial sand market. As a result, Gulf Coast Sand will be stronger and more diverse,” said Jeff Bartlam, CEO of GCS.


About Gulf Coast Sand

Gulf Coast Sand is the leading private, independent supplier and supplier of specialty sands, mixed sands, abrasives and gravel by rail, truck and barge along the Gulf Coast. The company produces and supplies sand and gravel products commonly used in the energy, construction and manufacturing industries, as well as custom blended and graded abrasives and silica. Its mining and drying operations are in southern Mississippi with its headquarters in Picayune, Mississippi. For more information, visit

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