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E M I SPRING 2013 R A P A T C O R P. Seamless Startups Rapat Corp. offers custom-engineered materialhandling solutions for frac sand plants catering to the needs of the oil industry. [ BY M A R TA J I M É N E Z - L U T T E R ] Rapat Corp.’s use of modeling The increased use of hydraulic fracturing to increase the production of gas and oil has increased the demand for sand, so plants dedicated to the production and handling of silica sand used for fracking are being built at a rapid rate to meet that demand. Rapat Corp., with headquarters in Hawley, Minn., and a location in the Philippines, has been a leader in engineered solutions for industrial and agricultural material-handling needs for the past 30 years. Rapat recently started lending its expertise to frac sand distributors, providing customized material-handling solutions while meeting the tight deadlines of its new clientele. Todd Sparrow, general manager for Rapat, has seen the demand for the company’s products in the frac sand industry increase in the past five years. “Fracking sand is a momentum market,” he explains. “There are great opportunities for people in the sand industry right now, so they want it [the plants] done quickly.” technology helps it visualize solutions for clients.. PROFILE Rapat Corp. | Headquarters: Hawley, Minn. | Service: Conveyor belts and engineered solutions for material handling Employees: 100 90 • Hawley, Minn. “We’ve been able to give the customer a lot of value, reduce the time it takes for these plants to be built, and reduce the time it takes to get their product to the market.” // TODD SPARROW, general manager

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013

Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013
Washington, D.C.
Independent Exploration
Drilling Down
Pipeline Infrastructure
Marine Oil Terminals
Eagle Ford Shale
Monterey Shale
Marcellus Shale
Bakken Shale
Monitoring Fracking
Compliance Abroad
Public/Private Sales
Qv21 Technologies
PVR Partners LP
Lake Truck Lines
Aurcana/Rio Grande Mining Co. – Shafter Mine
Ruder Ware
Legacy Steel Buildings
Mineral Park Mine/Mercator Minerals Ltd.
Hearn Trucking LLC
John Fithian Contracting Co.
Chemex LLC
Global Diving & Salvage Inc.
Gold Spur Trucking
TAM International Inc.
Industrial Minerals Focus
The Mouat Company
Hi-Crush Partners
Mill Creek Sand and Gravel/Peaskie Minerals
Del Sol Industrial Services Inc.
Market & Johnson
Fortress Proppants
Canada Focus
Strategic Oil & Gas
Copper Fox Metals
Standard Machine
Gold Reach Resources
Treasury Metals Inc.
Canadian Zinc
Havlik Gear
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013