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Pattison Aggregates, Proppants, and Specialty Products

Pattison produces high quality dolomitic limestone Aggregates, ordovician silica Proppants, and specialty products like clay slurries and traction control mixes


Dolomitic Limestone - 3 and 3i quality, asphalt grade manufactured sand, asphalt chips, secondary/yard spec ballast rock and Rip Rap approved for use by the Army Corps of Engineers, DNR, IADOT, MNDOT and the FAA.

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High-purity quartz, durable, hard, and round proppants. High rush-resistance, and produced for use by the petroleum industry. Our products are used in safe and proven hydraulic stimulation processes.

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Specialty Products

Pattison Specialty products include Clay Slurry, used for application with sand and gravel materials to provide a stabilized base and a Manufactured Sand/Salt mix used for superior traction control..

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Railcar Storage

Pattison provides safe, cos-effective railcar storage and switching solutions. Whether you’re needing short-term or long-term storage of loaded or empty railcars our car storage team will work with you to find the best solutions to met your storage needs. We’re established & reliable. We manage thousands of rail cars on our properties. Our connection to class one carriers offers a wide variety of routing options for your car fleet, allowing easy re-consignment to alternate destinations. Whether your storage needs include one or hundreds of railcars, we welcome the opportunity to serve you.

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Top Performing Proppants

Pattison Produces the highest quality, top performing proppants to exacting specifications.  Our St. Peter silica proppants have been shown to dramatically increase well production rates.

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Ordovician Dolomitic Limestone

Pattison Ordovician Dolomitic Limestone Aggregates are produced in our brand new state of the art crushing plant. Our aggregates are US-ACOE, the FAA, and numerous Departments of Transportation

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At Pattison... We Deliver.

We are available 24/7, and we make continually adjust to meet our customer’s changing needs. We monitor all rail traffic movements in order to remain proactive, and insure on time deliveries for our customers.  We have developed great working relationships with the right mix of rail companies. This gives us flexible freight options, shipping rates that work, and the ability to solve tough problems quickly.

Pattison operates transloads across the country. We’re committed to bringing quality products to our customers at locations across the United States

Our Quarry & Mines are located on the Mississippi River in Clayton, Iowa, We have access to river, rail and trucking options that can deliver the products our customers need in a fast, cost effective and timely manner.

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At Pattison Sand Company, we are constantly on the look out for great people to share in our growth! We employ nearly 300 dedicated people, and we're always looking for more! If you would like the chance to work with an incredible group of people in a dynamic and challenging environment, One of the positions listed below may be just what you've been looking for!


Pattison offers a comprehensive benefit program for employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Group Life, Voluntary Life, Disability, and 401k.


Pattison employees can accumulate up to 480 hours of paid time off at generous accumulation rates!


Pattison supports it’s employees who wish to continue their education through a generous tuition reimbursement program!


Latest News & Updates

Pattison Announces Major Refinancing Package

Today, Pattison announced the closing of a $17 million credit facility funded by Amerisource Business Capital. CLAYTON, IOWA: – Pattison Company, a leading provider of high-quality industrial sand, construction aggregate, armor stone and rail car storage, will use the proceeds to refinance existing term debt and equipment debt, new projects, and working capital. Kyle Pattison, CEO and[...]

What is the ordovician formation, and what makes aggregates from this formation better than others?

If you’re not a geologist or paleontologist, you may not be familiar with the term “Ordovician,” but rest assured it’s actually quite simple. “Ordovician” refers to a time period within the Paleozoic era, during which the Ordovician formation was created. The Ordovician formation is a very large layer of uniquely formed limestone, which possesses a[...]

People say that Dolomitic Limestone is better, but what exactly is Dolomitic Limestone and how/why is it better than regular Limestone?

Like many of you, I’ve been curious as to what exactly the difference between the two is, so I did some research and here is what I found. Simply put, Dolomitic Limestone is just a variant of Limestone (a sedimentary rock), consisting of mainly magnesium calcium carbonate instead of calcite and aragonite. Dolomitic Limestone is[...]

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Pattison High Quality Aggregates and Proppants

Pattison produces high quality ordovician dolomitic limestone Aggregates and silica proppants.  Our Clayton IA, quarry contains multiple limestone ledges yielding material with a variety of properties that meet various requirements.  Our products are certified for use by multiple state Departments of Transportation, and the FAA.

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Asphalt Stone

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Clean Stone

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