SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

June 13, 2007 09:00 ET

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

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced recent reconstruction progress at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. A new photo gallery showing the additional mill facility reconstruction work is expected to be added to the Unico website,, in the next several days.

The Krebs Cyclone (, used for the classification of ores processed through the ball mill, has been installed in the main mill building and is ready to be connected with piping to the constant density tank. The Krebs Cyclone is expected to increase efficiency of the grinding circuit. Its primary function will be to indicate whether the ore is too course and must be recycled back through the ball mill.

Also in the main mill building, all of the equipment on the upper floatation mezzanine has been installed. The electrical connections to the upper floatation mezzanine equipment have been completed, which includes the conditioning tanks, reagent pumps, lime slaker, air blower for the Gallagher float cells, and the Gallagher float cells.

Rubber belting and the weight belt scale have been installed on the ball mill conveyors, and work is underway to install the DC motors and speed controllers. Several motors have also been connected in the new mill building.

In the new mill building, steel plating, safety railing and containment walls have been installed on the upper mezzanine. All of the area lighting on the upper mezzanine is in place and ready for the electrical connections. The main lighting in the new mill building is currently being installed.

The last remaining tank purchased from Questar Gas, the local natural gas provider, has been delivered and installed. Work on the support legs for the thickener bridge has been initiated as the thickener walls continue to be assembled. Preparations have begun for installation of the thickener bridge above the thickener tank, which the company expects to have completed in the next several days.

The concrete ramp leading from the outside into the new mill building has been completed, and steel ramps leading down into the building from the end of the concrete ramp have been built.

Piping that will carry the process water into the new building has been installed, and major repairs to the upper water holding pond has been completed.

The 1997 Western Star tandem axle semi tractor recently purchased by the company was delivered, and it is now being used to move equipment from one location at the Deer Trail Mine site to another. The movement of equipment to and from the screening plant area is expected to be an immediate focus for the new tractor truck, which was purchased to reduce wear and tear and prolong the working life of the heavier equipment.

"We are pleased to see the continued progress of work at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "The installation of components in both main mill buildings and additional electrical connections for the equipment brings us closer to completion of the facility and initiation of processing operations.

"With our pending purchase of the Deer Trail Mine, the progress we are seeing at the mill and processing facility takes on even greater significance, and we will continue to keep shareholders up to date on the ongoing reconstruction work," Mr. Lopez added.

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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. For more information, please visit

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