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Victory Silica Hires Key Personnel, Moves Forward with Frac Plant


Victory Nickel Inc. announced that its subsidiary Victory Silica Ltd. has filled two senior operating positions and has ordered key pieces of equipment for its newly acquired, 400,000-tpy frac sand processing plant – the 7P Facility – located in Seven Persons, Alberta.

Phillip Birmingham has been appointed general manager of the 7P Facility. Birmingham has a diverse background, including seven years with the British Army’s Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and operations and management positions with Crane Canada, Allwest Compressor Services and most recently as general manager of 3R Sand Ltd. (the former operator of the 7P Facility) and Clean Earth Environmental Ltd. Working under Birmingham as plant manager is Troy Bergen, who also worked with 3R Sand between 2008 and 2010 as lead hand. Prior to that, Bergen was operations manager with Clean Earth Environmental. Birmingham and Bergen will supervise all aspects of the 7P Facility site remediation, plant construction and frac sand plant operations under the guidance of Victory Silica’s CEO Ken Murdock.

“We’re very pleased to bring Phillip and Troy on board and get key equipment orders in place,” said Murdock. “We can now move quickly forward with site remediation and preparation, plant construction and frac sand sales through the balance of 2013.”