SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

August 27, 2007 09:15 ET

Unico, Inc. Management Meets for Strategic Planning of Processing and Mining Activities at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced that key members of management visited the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah last week to discuss the status of the reconstruction of the mill and processing facility, plan for the initiation of operations and processing at the facility, and strategize future exploration targets and planned mining operations at the Deer Trail Mine.

Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, traveled to the Deer Trail Mine with Kenneth C. Wiedrich, the company's chief financial officer. At the mine, Mr. Lopez and Mr. Wiedrich met with Charles Madsen, general manager of Unico's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary, and representatives from FMS, Inc., a construction firm from Huntington, New York, who were contracted to expedite completion of the mill and production facility.

Mr. Lopez also met with Dean Misantoni, who was recently hired as senior geologist for the Deer Trail Mining Company. The immediate focus of Mr. Misantoni's efforts will be on the development of underground mining targets and other geological exploration activities at the Deer Trail Mine. Mr. Misantoni has also begun an on site evaluation and mapping and sampling project of the property. Mr. Misantoni has extensive experience in underground metals mines in over twenty-five years as a geologist, consulting geologist, senior geologist and related positions. Mr. Misantoni also met with Unico's consulting geologist, Dr. Richard Kennedy, who arrived at the Deer Trail Mine during Mr. Lopez's visit, and discussed with Mr. Misantoni the geology of the Deer Trail Mine and past geological work undertaken at the site. Both Mr. Misantoni and Dr. Richard Kennedy will be working together in an effort with management to advance the mine project at the Deer Trail.

While at the Deer Trail Mine, Mr. Lopez also met with newly hired senior metallurgist for the Deer Trail Mining Company, Edgar Blanco, who has begun his work at the site. Mr. Blanco is focusing much of his attention on the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine. Included in his work at the facility will be development of the reagent schematic and mineral characteristics for the floatation circuit, and he will direct the implementation of adjustments that are necessary as testing phases at the facility are initiated. Mr. Lopez and Mr. Blanco discussed the status of Mr. Blanco's initial work at the site.

Ray Brown, the chairman of Unico's Board of Directors, also arrived at the Deer Trail Mine during the management visit and participated in discussions related to future mining and processing operations at the site.

"Clearly, not every visit to the Deer Trail Mine is considered newsworthy, but given the fact that so many key members of Unico and Deer Trail Mining Company management and staff were on hand during our most recent trip, this visit was particularly significant," stated Mr. Lopez. "We are pleased to have made use of this opportunity to discuss the current status of the reconstruction work at the Deer Trail Mine, as well as continuing the planning for both processing and future mining operations at the site."

"We will continue to update shareholders on our activities at the Deer Trail Mine, including the progress of geological and metallurgical work as part of our efforts to establish value at the mine," he added.

Recent personnel changes for Unico and the Deer Trail Mining Company, including the addition of Mr. Wiedrich, Mr. Misantoni and Mr. Blanco, are now reflected on Unico's corporate website at Biographical information is available at

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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