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Weir Opens New Canadian Distribution Center

Frac sand processing-equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals relocated its Weir Minerals Canada Fort McMurray, Alberta, service and distribution operation to a new facility in the MacKenzie Industrial Park. This 19,000-sq.-ft. facility will support customers in the Athabasca Oil Sands with a much larger presence for customer service/order entry, inventory and field service operations in this expanding marketplace, according to the company.

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Bailey-Parks Develops Urethane Frac-Sand Piping System

Bailey-Parks Urethane has developed a long-lasting polyurethane piping system to replace the metal systems used on trailers that transport fracking sand, according to the company. Highly customizable, the Sand Viper piping system includes 16 modular components that can be used to build a complete piping system to fit nearly any specifications.

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New Frac Sand Mine on Track for Approval in Minnesota

A proposed frac sand mine in the Buffalo County, Minn., town of Dover appears to be back on track weeks after developers missed a deadline to modify the project, though its ultimate approval is still uncertain, according to the Winona Daily News.

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