Select Materials Buys Ohio Frac Sand Operation


Select Materials, a bulk landscaping materials firm based in Colorado, acquired an industrial and frac-sand mine located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, effective Feb 8. The transaction is Select Materials’ second sand mine and first endeavor into the frac sand market.

Select Materials is a producer of various industrial sand and frac sand materials. The firm specializes in the bulk wholesale delivery of these products by the truckload.

Select Materials greatest attribute is its ability to produce custom industrial sand blends that meet their customer’s exact specifications, according to the company.

The site will be managed by CEO Michael Leister. Leister holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s degree from Purdue University in industrial engineering.

The majority of his career was spent at BP oil where he was hired as a refinery operator in the field. Later assignments included controls board operator, training supervisor, plant engineer, asset coordinator, business improvement coordinator, continuous improvement coordinator and hydrocarbon loss measurement specialist.