SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

April 18, 2007 09:40 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Additional Updates on Reconstruction Progress at the Mill and Processing Facility at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional updates on the progress of reconstruction work at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. A new photo gallery showing the additional reconstruction progress at the Deer Trail Mine is expected to be added to the Unico website,, in the next several days.

Several of the electrical motors in the main mill building have been wired and will be tested upon completion of the sub-station. The recently purchased electrical panels have been delivered to the site, including the Genie articulating man-lift with a 60-foot reach that will be used in the construction of the fine ore bin upper deck and other high structures at the site.

The company has reported delivery of the filter bags used for the Eimco filter in the new mill building. The filter bags were ordered from National Filter Media of Salt Lake City, Utah and are currently being installed on the filter sectors. Once installation of the filter bags on the filter sectors is completed, the filter sectors will be installed on the filter.

Also in the new mill building, cross braces that support the upper mezzanine floor plate have been installed, and installation of the floor plating has begun. The steel supports for the upper concrete floor above the conveyor pump slot have been installed. An all steel plate for erecting the thickener tank has been purchased and is being machine-rolled for installation.

A complete set of new screens for the screening plant was ordered from Kimball Equipment ( of Salt Lake City. Delivery of the new screens is expected next week. In preparation of continued screening plant operation, a significant amount of time and effort has been spent servicing the Cat Loader and hard-facing the Loader bucket and the Case Excavator bucket. New rollers are presently being installed on the Cat D-7 dozer, in order to improve reliability for screening plant operations this season.

Insulation for the fine ore bin has been delivered in preparation for the arrival of the construction crew from FMS, Inc., who will perform the actual installation. The perlins for the fine ore bin are expected within the next several days.

A new road into the substation is now complete with sufficient width and quality to accommodate a 50-ton crane and transformer transport vehicle.

"The reconstruction work at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail continues at a brisk pace, and we are pleased to see the ongoing progress in virtually every area of the site," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We look forward to the arrival of the construction crew from FMS, Inc., which has been contracted to expedite the completion of any remaining construction at the facility. We are committed to keeping shareholders updated throughout this process with press releases, our monthly newsletter and the photo galleries that are regularly added to our website."

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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. The company has recently announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. For more information, please visit

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