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Covia Invests in Public Safety with Upgraded Roads

In the interest of safety for the traveling public as well as our employees and transportation partners, Covia paid to add turning lanes at two locations in 2018: Canoitas, Mexico, and Crane, Texas. At our Crane, Texas, mine, a left turn lane as well as acceleration and deceleration lanes were added. “Covia is dedicated to being both a leading producer of frac sand to the Permian Basin and a standard-bearer in safety, environmental stewardship, and community engagement,” said Crane Plant Manager, Jordan Taylor. “As part of our plant construction, we identified the opportunity to upgrade a portion of road near our site entrance. These upgrades will improve the traffic pattern in the area and more importantly, provide for the safety of our neighbors through this portion of road.”

Covia worked in collaboration with the Texas Department of Transportation and a local contractor to complete the upgrades with minimum impact to traffic patterns. Odessa District Engineer John Speed said, “It’s an indicator of deep commitment to the safety of their employees and their neighbors…when a company is willing pay for [transportation improvements]. These road changes reduce the chances that accidents might occur around their facilities, so we're thrilled to have this kind of partner in transportation safety." 

In Canoitas, Mexico, new lanes were added with the objective of improving safety. We also built a parking area for trucks (see photo) to avoid big lines of trucks outside our plant.