SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

August 16, 2007 09:42 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces New Photo Gallery Showing Additional Progress of Work at the New Deer Trail Mine Electrical Substation

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the addition of a new photo gallery showing the progress of recent work to complete the new electrical substation that will supply power to the Deer Trail Mine property. The photo gallery can be viewed in the Media section of the Unico website at

The first two groups of pictures in the photo gallery show the metering cabinet and main fused switch set in place on the concrete slabs that were previously poured and prepared. A crew from PacificCorp, the electrical utility that operates in Utah as Rocky Mountain Power, has initiated the installation of metering devices including the Potential Transformers (PTs) and Current Transformers (CTs).

Another section in the photo gallery contains pictures showing the installation of the main support poles that hold the crossarms and air brake switch and will also carry the lightning arrestors and the main transmission wires. There are several photographs showing the auger truck digging the holes for the installation of the poles into the ground. The gallery also shows the crossarms being installed on the main support poles.

The gallery shows the trench for the conduit that will carry the 12,470 volts from the main substation to the secondary substation at the mill. The conduit has been installed and the trench backfilled. The main wire that carries the 12,470 volts to the mill has also been installed.

Pictures of preparation of the site for the secondary substation are included in the gallery. The concrete pad for the secondary substation is expected to be poured before the end of the week, and delivery of two 800 amp disconnect switches, which will isolate power supplies to the two main mill buildings from each other, is anticipated within the next few days.

The gallery also shows the wiring of tap off points for future expansion at a location approximately 500 feet away from the mill. Electrical contractor Cache Valley (, one of the largest electrical contractors in the western United States, has installed a sectionalizing cabinet in this same location. A sectionalizing cabinet has also been installed at the mill site to allow for future equipment with higher voltage needs.

"This gallery is one of the largest, in terms of the number of pictures included, that we have added to our website, and we are pleased to provide such a comprehensive gallery of the recent electrical work completed onsite at our Deer Trail facility for our shareholders to view," Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "The coming weeks are expected to bring further progress toward the completion of the substation, and we expect to announce additional photo galleries as all of the connections at the site are established and power is made available for the Deer Trail Mine."

The new substation will supply the 1.5 megawatts of power required to operate the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine and an additional 1-megawatt of excess power capacity available for future upgrades to the system, including power for mining activities at the Deer Trail property and other Unico claims in the area.

Unico recently completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine for its Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary.

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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 also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. Recently, Unico announced that its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary had completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine from Crown Mines, LLC. For more information, please visit

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