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An international silica sand producer was faced with a requirement for differentiation in an increasingly competitive oil and gas commodity market. Publicly traded companies and well funded competitors forced the company to focus on how to decrease logistics costs while increasing speed to market without alerting their competitors of their planned efforts.

Through a strategic planned approach, a series of shell companies were used to acquire off-market land assets to aggregate a multiple sites large enough to develop, build, and operate 3 new silica sand plants in locations providing logistical advantages superior to all competitors. The original land aggregation effort was turned into a National Effort that encompassed the acquisition of 3 sites and 4 plants in San Antonio, TX, Midland, TX and Oakwood, OK with full site development, design, and later a plant opening, all representing approximately $400MM in spend.