The facility served up to 500 trucks per day.

Fracking is used to break up underground shale rock by pumping water and sand underground so that oil and gas can be extracted. Each shale well uses millions of pounds of sand or other components for the fracking process.

“There is so much positive going on out in West Texas right now, and we’re very happy to be doing our part to add to the fantastic economic growth taking place in the Permian Basin,” said Atlas Chairman Ben Brigham.

Another facility in Monahans, Texas, was opened by Atlas in October 2018. It also was expected to produce 4 million tons per year of fracking sand when at full capacity.

“Much like what we saw at Atlas Kermit, we expect this facility to ramp to full production capacity very quickly, due to the efficiencies and redundancies that we designed into the plant,” said Atlas Chief Operations Officer Hunter Wallace.

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