Northern White Sand, a subsidiary company to Eagle Materials, is carrying out a feasibility study for building a sand unloading station in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico.
Rail cars would bring sand in from mines the company owns, then transfer the sand to customer’s trucks.
Representatives from the company presented their proposed project to the Eddy County commissioners on March 10.
Northern White Sand primarily manufactures and distributes specialty cement to case oil wells, as well as sand for oil well production.
The company is currently expanding its operations to serve customers in several shale plays, and as a part of that expansion are looking at Eddy County.
The company is in the preliminary stages of acquiring a 187-acre piece of land along Calvani Road to build the site.