Wisconsin Proppants Operations

Responsible Mining, Safety & Community Involvement

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Safety Focused Operational Expertise

Wisconsin Proppants Operations (WP Operations) is a sand mine that produces products of varying sizes. Products are shipped via rail to all parts of the United States. We proudly exercise responsible mining, maintain the highest level of safety, and support community development.

Proven management methods and practices ensure that the plant and its employees reach their maximum potential. Our operations management professionals are focused on developing and implementing strategic plans that optimize performance, while top talent and resources make the company highly competitive and help it to reach the steady-state operational stage.

Our Commitment

At WP Operations, our commitment to our community, customers and employees includes:

  • Creating flexible and predictable work and manpower schedules
  • Developing and training employees in the areas of safety, health, environmental, quality control, community relations, customer service, plant operations and mining operations
  • Developing a safety program consistent with the laws and regulations administered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Utilizing state of the art technology to help employees do the best job possible
  • Implementing a preventive maintenance program
  • Developing a quality control program to ensure that the products meet customer specifications
  • Creating a process to provide quick in and out times for customers’ drivers
  • Developing a health program that incorporates best practices and techniques to limit silica dust exposure; this includes working closely with an industrial hygienist
  • Implementing standard operating procedures designed to reduce variability and optimize the operation
  • Developing measurement systems to manage key input variables that affect productivity, quality and profitability
  • Benchmarking performance against similar operations and employ best practices to improve and optimize performance
  • Providing written profit improvement projects, capital equipment budgeting and operating cost budgeting
  • Maintaining meaningful community involvement, ensuring that communication remains open so improvements can be made when needed

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