SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

April 26, 2007 09:15 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Delivery of Transformers as Part of Electrical Power Supply to the Deer Trail Mine

New Photo Gallery of the Transformers Are Added to Company Website

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the delivery of two additional transformers as part of the new system that will supply electrical power to the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

Photographs of the delivery of the transformers have been added to the Unico website in a new photo gallery at

The two additional transformers now on site will reduce the voltage from the main transformer to power the equipment in the mill facilities and provide electricity for lighting, the laboratory facility and the offices. Both transformers were purchased from West Coast Switch Gear, Inc. (, a manufacturer and distributor of all levels of power distribution based in Cerritos, California.

The primary voltage of the main transformer is 46,000 volts and will be provided to the Deer Trail Mine from PacifiCorp, which operates in Utah as Rocky Mountain Power. The secondary voltage of 12,470/7,200 will be sent to the mill by direct burial cable.

The larger of the two transformers was manufactured by Cutler-Hammer and will reduce the 12,470 voltage to the 480 volts required to operate the mill. The other transformer will reduce the remaining power to 208 volts to power the lighting, the on-site laboratory facility and offices located at the Deer Trail Mine site. The availability of additional voltage allows for future expansion at the site, including extra power to operate mining activities as needed.

The two additional transformers will be installed close to the mill facility, where ground has been leveled for a concrete foundation.

In addition to the delivery of the two generators, work has continued on the wiring of motors, switches and controls inside the main mill building. Preparations are also underway to install and wire the lighting in the new mill building.

"The delivery of these two generators will move us closer to supplying electrical power to the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "Work on the wiring inside the mill buildings will also continue as we build out both the main substation and the subsidiary substation where the two newly delivered transformers will be located. Once complete, the electrical substation will provide a more economical means to power both our mill facility and mine operations -- plus give us the ability to expand our project for additional future growth."

The design and completion of the new substation itself is expected to provide substantial cost savings as a result of lower energy costs. This includes greater reliability and the use of good quality equipment, which is expected to reduce equipment costs by approximately 40%. BNA Consulting, Inc. (, a major provider of electrical consulting services in Utah and surrounding states for 35 years, has provided the procurement services necessary in locating the best quality electrical equipment possible required for the project.

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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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