Welcome to Southern Ohio Sand

Southern Ohio Sand, headquartered in Beaver, Ohio,produces quality silica sand and gravel products for various applications.

Our plant utilizes its mining, crushing, washing, sand drying and screening processes to create a high-quality product meant to exceed your expectations. 

We pride ourselves on the strict guidelines we have set to accommodate our customers’ diverse requirements. 



  • Trap Sand/Volleyball Sand
  • 20/40 Mesh sand
  • 30/50 Mesh sand
  • 40/70 Mesh sand


  • 1/4 x 1/16 gravel (#8 minus)
  • 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch washed gravel (#34)


Southern Ohio Sand was founded in 2006 by three partners: Jon Paglio, Ron Vaughn and Frank DeMilta. They knew that their site in Beaver, Ohio, gave them an edge in the frac industry for three reasons: the area was rich with product, the product was so pure, and the central Ohio location made it ideal to transport the product to both the Midwest and east coast. Today, Southern Ohio Sand has the capacity to produce more than 750,000 tons of sand and gravel per year. 

The founders’ knowledge of fracking, water filtration, foundry processes and steel processes make them ideal to help you with your sand and gravel needs. The plant’s custom machinery and current expansion (new building) ensure we can get your job done for you. One look at the test results on our final products and you’ll see why Southern Ohio Sand is the company with which you’ll want to do business.



Southern Ohio Sand on Cover of Rock Products Newsletter

Southern Ohio Sand is the cover story in the January 22, 2013, Rock Products newsletter. Read On Track with Frac: Southern Ohio Sand Sets Up a System to Make Mountains of Material here.

Make Your Plans to Attend 2013 Frac Sand Insider Conference & Exhibition

Mark your calendars to attend the 2013 Frac Sand Insider Conference & Exhibition, which will be held June 6-7 at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. More information can be found here.

"Frac Sand in Demand" Webinar Available for On-Demand Viewing

Rock Products' "Frac Sand in Demand," a must-see webinar, is now available for on-demand viewing. Click here to be directed to this educational session. Participants include attorney Bryan Esch, instructor and lab director John Getty, and Southern Ohio Sand's own Jon Paglio.

EPA Study: Fracking Did Not Contaminate Drinking Water

On July 26, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency released the findings of a national study it conducted during October and November 2011. The goal was to determine whether fracking is to blame for groundwater contamination that had occurred in the town of Dimock, Pennsylvania. The EPA study determined that contamination of groundwater in the area is the result of contamination by natural sources, not the result of fracking. Read more here