Economic Impact of Pattison Sand Company (PSC)
FACT: With 229 employees in 2015 and a payroll in excess of $16 million, PSC is the largest employer in Clayton County.
FACT: As a result of PSC operations, Local Direct Vendor spending in 2015 (including Clayton, Allamakee, Fayette, Crawford and Grant Counties) totaled $27.8 million.
FACT: PSC tax dollars provide direct financial support to Clayton County Schools.
FACT: For every 3 jobs at PSC, 1 additional local job is created.
FACT: Total economic impact to the area is $306.8 million (Induced and Direct Sectors multipliers are 7, consistent with Clayton County Economic Development)
Recent questions have been raised about the potential health and environmental impacts of industrial sand mining operations in Clayton County. The good news is that these concerns have been repeatedly studied and tested by a variety of study groups in Wisconsin and Minnesota, along with the U.S. EPA and other government agencies.
Pattison Sand Company views the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) as a partner in providing our employees with a safe and healthy workplace. Our current MSHA Violations Per Inspection Day (VPID) rate is 0.44, as compared to the Underground Metal Non-Metal (M/NM) rate of 0.66 and the Surface M/NM rate of 1.1 (Source: MSHA webpage). As illustrated through this key MSHA performance indicator, Pattison Sand Company’s regulatory compliance history is significantly better than our counterparts throughout the mining industry.