Sierra Frac Sand has expanded its operations with the opening of a new mining and processing facility northeast of Benton, LA. Construction began on the facility in September of 2017 and 24/7 operations began on February 1, 2018. Our Cedar Bluff mine, as we refer to it, has 877 acres permitted with 4.5 miles of river frontage along the Red River and well over 60 million tons of useable frac sand. The current yield capacity for Cedar Bluff is approximately 2.25 million tons per year which will increase to 3 million tons per year by the end of 2018. Our current production primarily includes 40/70 and 100 mesh with the capabilities of producing other mesh sizes as well.
Loadout operations include two overhead silos with more to come. These silos load 24 tons of sand in less than 5 minutes.
Our goal is to become the largest producer of regional frac sand among our local competitors with the quickest loadout times, while providing the same top notch customer service Sierra is known for.