125 Year Tradition

Jordan Sands LLC, is an industrial sand mining and processing operation and an affiliate of Coughlan Companies, Inc.,Mankato, MN, whose primary businesses include a children’s book publishing company Capstone, and a dimension limestone mining and fabrication company Mankato Kasota Stone.

In 1885, T. R. Coughlan first began quarrying the Oneota Dolomite Formation in the Mankato area. Since then, the Coughlan family has continued to promote the region’s rich mining heritage adjacent to the Minnesota River Valley. Jordan Sands was formed in 2011 to responsibly develop the Jordan Sandstone resource underlying the Coughlan Companies’ land holdings, for emerging opportunities in the oil & gas fracturing (frac) sand market. The favorable existing land position is comprised of both surface and mineral rights.

The original holdings of Coughlan Companies and Mankato Kasota Stone are located in Mankato, MN, where dimension limestone has been extracted and fabricated over the past 125 years.


Key Management Personnel

Scott Sustacek, Chief Executive Officer

Scott elected to join the Jordan Sands management team after serving on its’ board of directors for the past year. He built a successful 21-year career with Nystrom, Inc., a commercial building products manufacturer that provided commodity products to the non-residential construction market. During his tenure at Nystrom, Scott served in a variety of leadership positions and was named Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Under his leadership, the company doubled in size, developed an international distribution network and became the fastest growing brand in its market. Scott provides the organizational vision and strategic direction to this growing company.

William R. Rouse, COO and CFO, Coughlan Companies, Inc.

Bill provides direction in operations and finance for Coughlan Companies, comprised of Capstone and Mankato Kasota Stone. Before joining Coughlan Companies in 2008, Bill served as the Vice President and General Manager of Anchor Block Company and the Holmberg Company, and as President of Cargill’s Seed Division. Bill has a B.A. in Political Science from Northwest Missouri State University, Marysville.

Brett Skilbred, Director of Project Development

Since graduating in 2006 from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with an MBA in Finance and Operations, Brett was Director of Quarry Operations and Materials for Indiana Limestone Company, the largest quarrier of dimensional limestone in the U.S. Prior to his MBA, Brett consulted in the telecommunications industry managing projects for several municipalities, the State of Indiana, as well as two Fortune 100 companies. As Director of Project Development of Jordan Sands, his primary responsibility for project management includes mine planning and permitting.