SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

August 25, 2006 11:17 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Additional Reconstruction on Deer Trail Mill and Processing Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2006 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today provided new updates on the reconstruction of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. The recently completed work included the delivery of new ball mill bearings, placement of the ore hopper bins and fine ore bins on their concrete foundations, and the positioning of conveyers that feed material from the feed bin to the fine ore bin.

A new photo gallery of the additional reconstruction work will be added to the "Media" section Unico website at over the next few days, and the company expects to issue a subsequent announcement to that effect.

Reconstruction of the mill and processing facility is designed to improve both efficiency and capacity in processing operations at the Deer Trail Mine. The facility is also expected to be utilized for material harvested from future mining programs at the Deer Trail Mine and other Unico subsidiaries.

The ore hopper bins that have been installed will feed conveyor belts that lead to the ball mill. A 100-ton crane was used to hoist the hoppers and the tank into place on their concrete foundations, and the crane was also used to position the leg supports and conveyers that lead to the fine ore bin.

Once the mill is operational, Unico's wholly owned subsidiary Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC will begin processing material and sell the concentrates in fulfillment of the company's five-year purchase contract with PGM, LLC, a private subsidiary of Polymet Corporation. Terms of the agreement include a monthly purchase quantity of 150 tons for the first 6-9 months and increases to 300 tons through the duration of the five-year term. Unico has estimated that the gross cash flow produced from the PGM contract could range from $125,000 up to $450,000 per month.

"The reconstruction of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine continues, and each week brings tangible progress toward the completion of this facility," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "With a significant supply of available material, both from the Deer Trail property and other properties that Unico has gained the rights to, we expect that the mill, once operational, will be kept extremely active for the foreseeable future."

Unico recently announced that the Deer Trail Mining Company has initiated screening plant operations at the upper Deer Trail Mine, and that material is being run through the screening plant and moved to the mill in preparation for further processing. In total, the company has identified approximately 80,000 tons of material from this area, which it plans to screen and process at the Deer Trail mill facility. Historically, the material mined in this area has contained economical values of both gold and silver.

"We expect to issue additional updates as the mill and processing facility near completion, and the company will continue to provide information for our shareholders as well as adding new media to the website at every opportunity," added Mr. Lopez.

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About Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc. (OTCBB: UCOI) is a publicly traded natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector that is focused on the exploration, development and production of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper concentrates at its three mine properties: the Deer Trail Mine, the Bromide Basin Mine and the Silver Bell Mine. For more information, please visit

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