November 17, 2015 – Vancouver, BC, Canada. – Select Sands Corp. (TSXV: SNS, OTC: CLICF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has hired Carl Buchanan as an Industrial Sales Specialist effective November 16th, 2015. Mr. Buchanan entered into a “Consulting Agreement” to act as the Company’s Senior Sales Consultant responsible for generating sales of the Company’s products primarily in the industrial space as well as the oil and gas sectors.
Previously, Mr. Buchanan worked as a Regional Manager for US Silica (SLCA: NYSE) for over 16 years. US Silica is a leading producer of silica sand and other industrial minerals used in the manufacture of glass, paints, metals, coatings, ceramics, and building products. His responsibilities included establishing and negotiating annual contracts, maintaining and cultivating existing and new business relationships, and leveraging day-to-day senior-level affiliations to advance new business. Mr. Buchanan was directly responsible for the sales and management of a seven-state territory and was head of National Account sales for major building product and glass customers including: Owens Corning Roofing & Insulation, St. Gobain, Certainteed, Gardner Asphalt, Mapei, Sto Corporation, Anchor Glass, and Atlas Corporation.
While at US Silica, Mr. Buchanan increased Building Products sales revenues by 40%, establishing US Silica’s Building Products market as the quickest emerging sector in the company.
“I am very excited to be joining the Select Sands team and becoming a key part of its building process,” states Mr. Buchanan. “The Sandtown deposit has very high-quality characteristics that I believe will be in very strong demand and command a high value in the growing industrial market.”
“Select Sands is one step closer to fulfilling its strategy to target the industrial sand market segment to balance its frac sand opportunities in the oil field markets,” stated the Company’s CEO Rasool Mohammad. “The commercial building and housing construction boom in the United States has created growing demand for Tier 1 silica sands, and Carl will help expedite the industrial sale process into that market.”
About Select Sands Corp.
Select Sands’ Sandtown property, located in northeast Arkansas, USA, is underlain by the Ordovician St. Peter sandstone formation, which is a major source of ‘Ottawa White’ Tier-1 frac sand/industrial sand selling into major US oil and gas basins as well as industrial and speciality end markets. The Sandtown property is located 3.1 miles from Highway 167 near a natural gas pipeline. The property has an active power line on the property and is located approximately 14.7 miles from the nearest rail system (see December 4, 2014 News Release). Compared to competitive sand mines located in Wisconsin owned by the largest US frac sand producers, Sandtown has a competitive location advantage as it is approximately 650 rail miles closer to the Texas/Louisiana oil/gas plays as well as the Houston port and industrial hub.
The Sandtown property contains 22 million tons of Indicated resources of silica sand with a pre-tax NPV valued at US $160 million. This mineral resource is contained within 40% of the total property area (See June 10, 2015 News Release).The Company also owns the Preview SW Gold Project in the La Ronge Gold Belt, northern Saskatchewan. The Preview SW Gold Project hosts indicated resources containing 158,300 ounces of gold (2.61 million tonnes grading 1.89 g/t Au) and inferred resources containing 270,800 ounces (5.70 million tonnes grading 1.48 g/t Au) based on a 0.50 g/t Au cut-off grade (See October 31, 2013 News Release).
Douglas Turnbull, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument
43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this News Release.
For more information about Select Sands Corp., please visit www.selectsandscorp.com or contact:
Rasool Mohammad, B.Sc. (Mining), President & CEO.
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