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Athabasca Seeks to Build Storage and Distribution Hub

Athabasca Minerals Inc. entered into a Letter of Intent with a property owner in the town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada, for a storage and distribution hub to serve its Firebag Frac Sand Project.

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Select Sands Looks Ahead to Improving Plant Processes

Select Sands Corp. announced operational and financial results for the full year and fourth quarter of 2017 and the filing of its 2017 full-year financial statements. The company reported full-year revenues of $15.1 million and gross profit of $2.9 million, resulting in a 19.2 percent gross profit margin for 2017.

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Prevent Conveyor Belt Injuries

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, since Jan. 26, 2017, there have been four miners fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in mining operations across the country. Two fatalities involved miners crossing the belt and the third fatal occurred when a miner contacted a moving drive roller for the section belt.

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Does Your Frac Sand Operation Reduce Home Values?

Sand, rock and gravel are literally the foundation of economic development, but their extraction process can generate dust, noise, vibration and truck traffic. While modern technologies and methods have greatly reduced quarries’ impact, the environmental and economic consequences of quarry operations receive considerable attention, often in the form of adversarial “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) campaigns. A key complaint is that quarries reduce home values.

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Hi-Crush Appoints Preston as Chief Operating Officer

Hi-Crush Partners LP announced that Scott J. Preston has joined the company as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Preston will be responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as the development and implementation of Hi-Crush’s ongoing growth strategy.

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