Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship, Rocky Mountain 2013

Awarded to: Preferred Technology

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“Tons of sand gets pumped in the industry, and a green environmentally-sensitive proppant is significant. This technology and application can have a profound effect on the environment.”

“Through the sales of Green Resin Coated Sand (RCS), Preferred Sands has committed to the protection of the environment as well as the health and safety of the communities it serves. The company also serves these communities by participating in the charitable interests of it’s employees through extensive matching gift programs.”

Preferred Technology – Corporate Overview

Preferred Technology, 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 Technology is the market’s only commercial manufacturer with an available green technology in resin-coated sand. With its 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 Technology has been named to Inc. 500’s prestigious annual list of “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” (2013) and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ (2013), as well as one of Pennsylvania’s “Best Places to Work.” The company’s innovative RCS product line has also been recognized by the Oil & Gas Awards as the “Environmental Initiative of the Year” for 2013. Additionally, 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).

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