Environmental Initiative of the Year, Midcontinent 2013

Awarded to: Preferred Sands

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“Innovative technology application. Can have significant impact in minimizing environmental footprint.”

“RCS technology has been developed with long-term environmental benefits in mind whilst also being economically sustainable. A great example to the industry.”

Preferred Sands – Corporate Overview

Preferred Sands, headquartered in Radnor, PA, is one of North America’s largest manufacturers and providers of frac sand for oil and natural gas companies in the hydraulic fracturing industry. Launched in 2007 Preferred Sands is the market’s only commercial manufacturer with an available green technology in resin-coated sand. With this innovative product development and reclamation projects, the company is not only committed to the protection of the environment but also the health and safety of the communities it serves. With strategic plant locations in Arizona, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Canada, the company has core competencies in logistic transportation. Preferred Sands has been named one of Pennsylvania’s “Best Places to Work.”  CEO, Michael O’Neill, has been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® in Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources (2012) and SmartCEO Magazine’s CEO of the Year (2012).