SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

March 07, 2007 09:19 ET

Unico, Inc. Plans Groundbreaking for New Electrical Substation to Supply Power to the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced that the blueprints and survey work has been completed for the new electrical substation at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah and groundbreaking at the site is planned for the week of March 12, 2007.

BNA Consulting (, a major provider of electrical consulting services in Utah and surrounding states for 35 years, has completed the blueprints for the substation, which have been approved and stamped by BNA's electrical engineer. BNA Consulting has contracted with Unico's wholly owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company, Inc. for a broad range of engineering services related to the construction of the substation. The blueprints will be submitted to PacifiCorp, the electrical utility that operates in Utah as Rocky Mountain Power, so they will have the ability to plan for connecting the lines to the new substation.

The Deer Trail Mining Company has conducted the on-site survey for the substation site location and has sent the information to BNA for reproduction in Auto-CAD. The survey will then be submitted to Rocky Mountain Power.

With the blueprints and survey completed and submitted, the company expects to receive documentation from Rocky Mountain Power that will include the final costs for interconnection from the Rocky Mountain Power's substation to the new Deer Trail Mining Company substation and final utility costs per kilowatt-hour.

Once ground is broken, the company will prepare the grounding circuits and concrete foundation for the substation. The main General Electric transformer, which has been prepped and is ready for shipment to the site, will then be scheduled for delivery and placement on the completed foundation.

"We are pleased to have the blueprints and survey work completed so that BNA Consulting can submit the information to Rocky Mountain Power and construction of the new substation can begin," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "As we complete the final steps in the reconstruction of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine, providing an abundant supply of cost-effective electricity to the site will be of critical importance, and we look forward to the groundbreaking for the substation scheduled for next week."

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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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