SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

May 15, 2007 09:58 ET

Unico, Inc. Posts New Photo Gallery Showing Delivery and Installation of Main Transformer for Electrical Substation at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the addition of a new photo gallery to its website,, which shows the delivery and installation of the main transformer for the new electrical substation at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. The new photo gallery can be viewed by visiting

The pictures in the new gallery begin with the preparations for the delivery of the General Electric transformer, which was purchased in January 2007 from Denver Magnetic, Inc. There are several photographs of the pouring of cement for the concrete pad for the transformer, which was then cured in time to set before the delivery of the transformer to the substation site.

Additional photographs show the transformer being delivered to the Deer Trail Mine and then taken to the site of the new substation. Once it arrived to the location of the substation, the transformer was mounted on the concrete pad.

With the main transformer now in place, additional work on the substation will be undertaken, including fencing, installation of the metering station and switchgear, and installation of the power poles. Electrical contractor Cache Valley Electrical ( has assisted with the work at the substation, including the installation of the grounding circuit, 4-inch conduit and smaller conduits, which were also installed prior to pouring the concrete pad. Once the remaining work on the substation is completed, electricity producer PacifiCorp (, which operates in the state of Utah as Rocky Mountain Power, will supply the connection to the substation.

The primary voltage of the transformer is 46,000 volts, which will be provided to the Deer Trail Mine from PacifiCorp, which operates in Utah as Rocky Mountain Power. The secondary voltage of 12,470/7,200 will be sent to the mill by direct burial cable. The 12,470 voltage will then be further reduced to the required 480 volts required to operate the mill. The availability of additional voltage allows for the planned future expansion at the site, including larger crushing equipment, an additional ball mill and power to operate mining activities as needed.

The design and completion of the new substation is expected to provide substantial cost savings for Unico's wholly owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company, as a result of lower energy costs and greater reliability.

In addition to the photographs of the transformer delivery and installation, the new gallery includes several pictures of the electrical work being undertaken inside the main mill building at the Deer Trail Mine. In addition to the substation work, Cache Valley Electrical is assisting with the installation of electrical conduits, controls and wiring inside the mill buildings.

"We are pleased to show the latest developments related to the construction of the new electrical substation at the Deer Trail Mine, particularly the delivery and installation of the main transformer for the substation," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We look forward to the completion of the remaining work at the substation so that the Deer Trail Mine will have sufficient power for processing operations at the mill and processing facility, as well as additional future activities planned 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 also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. For more information, please visit

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