In operation since 2017, Texas Frac is located in northern Texas, south of Oklahoma City, just a few miles from the Texas / Oklahoma border. Belonging to the FLASH Family of Companies (flashtrucking.com), a Wisconsin-based corporation owned by the McConnell family, Texas Frac is the second sand plant operation in the family’s portfolio of businesses. The first plant, Taylor Frac located in western Wisconsin, started producing sand in 2011. The family sold that operation in 2014.
Responding to market demands, Texas Frac’s Saint Jo plant is capable of producing processed sand for the foundry, glass, construction, and frac sand markets. The sand plant’s production exceeds 1.5 million tons annually. The Saint Jo, TX facility is situated on 1,400 acres with 50 years of known sand reserves.
As was the focus with our previous sand plant, our goal with our Texas Frac mining operation is to leave the land and environment in a better state than what we started with.
Employing nearly seventy-five employees, including company truck drivers, Texas Frac is proud to staff our Saint Jo operation with local workers. The FLASH Family of Companies has always been dedicated to being a valuable, trusted, and key employer within the communities we operate. Texas Frac has not just added new jobs to the local community, but good-paying, rewarding, and stable jobs with above average benefits.
In addition to Texas Frac, the McConnell family operates a trucking company (flashtrucking.com), a rail transload company (transloadsolutions.com), a railcar and equipment leasing company, and the local grocery store in Green Lake (crossroadsgl.com), to name a few. “As a family business, our employees are like family. We truly see them as an extension of our own,” says Pat McConnell, owner. “Our trucking company, the oldest of our operations, has an impressive tenure among our employees. Our turnover is extremely low, and many of our employees have been with us fifteen, twenty, even thirty years plus.” The McConnell’s started their family business thirty-five years ago with just three employees. Today the family employs nearly 300 employees.