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Pattinson Sand Hosts Member of Congress, State Representative

On Oct. 18, 2017, U.S. Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) and State Representative Kristi Hager toured the Pattison Sand Co. operations in Clayton, Iowa. Throughout the tour, they were able to learn more about the Sands and Aggregates business and the rail expansion project underway at the facility.

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Fairmount Santrol Second Quarter Results Promising

Fairmount Santrol announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Second-quarter 2017 revenues were $233.2 million, up 35 percent from $172.6 million in the first quarter of 2017 and up 104 percent from $114.2 million in the second quarter of 2016.

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Preferred Sands Gets New Location for Plant

Preferred Sands has purchased more than 4,000 acres in northern Atascosa and southern Bexar counties in Texas, and the acreage includes a sand mine that’s already been in operation for decades, according to mysa.com.

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Krumenacher Awarded NISA’s Recognition of Excellence Award

The National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) awarded Mark Krumenacher, a senior principal and senior vice president of GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., with its Recognition of Excellence Award at the Industrial Minerals Association 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award is NISA's highest honor and typically recognizes a lifetime of achievement and contributions to the industrial sand industry.

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Fairmount Santrol Branches Out

Fairmount Santrol announced the commercialization of Accel dust-preventing polymeric sand. The company introduced the new paver jointing sand at the Hardscape North America trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in October.

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