SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

April 12, 2007 10:02 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Reconstruction Progress at the Mill and Processing Facility at the Deer Trail Mine and Additional Screening Plant Activity

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional progress of reconstruction of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. A new photo gallery showing the reconstruction progress, recent equipment that has been purchased for the facility and new screening activity at the Deer Trail Mine is expected to be added to the Unico website,, in the next several days.

Recent reconstruction on the mill and processing facility included completion of the catwalk between the existing mill building and the new building, which will house the thickener and filtration. The walls and floor of the upper deck annex building of the fine ore bin have been completed. The roof of this structure will be finished with the assistance of the construction crew from FMS, Inc., which is expected onsite new week. FMS, Inc., based in Huntington Station, New York, was contracted for additional labor to expedite completion of the mill and production facility.

Several pieces of equipment have been purchased for the Deer Trail processing facility, including four electrical control panels and one switching center with a stop/start motor control center (MCC). The pre-assembled two-sided control panels have been purchased in order to expedite installation and reduce time and labor requirements. Once the panels arrive on site, they will be wired and connected to supply power to pumps and other key equipment in the mill and processing facility. A Genie articulating man-lift with a 60-foot reach has been purchased for use in the construction of fine ore bin upper deck and other high structures at the site. Delivery of the newly purchase equipment is expected before the end of the week.

In addition to the reconstruction of the mill and processing facility, screening activity at the Deer Trail Mine has been re-initiated after a break in the winter season. The screening plant has begun screening additional material in anticipation of the start of processing operations once the mill reconstruction is complete.

"We continue to focus a significant amount of time and resources on the reconstruction of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine and are pleased to report our recent progress to Unico shareholders," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "In the next several weeks, we are anticipating additional equipment delivery to the Deer Trail Mine, further progress on construction of the new electrical substation that will supply power to the site and additional milestones on reconstruction of the mill facility. The arrival of the crew from FMS, Inc., scheduled for next week, should further speed the completion of our construction work and bring us even closer to initiating processing operations at the Deer Trail Mine."

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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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