Hi-Crush Acquires Blair Facility

Hi-Crush Partners has entered into a contribution agreement with Hi-Crush Proppants LLC to acquire Hi-Crush Blair LLC, the entity that owns Proppants' raw frac sand processing facility located in Blair, Wis.

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First Unit Train of Sand Arrives at BMC’s Oklahoma Facility

Badger Mining Corp.’s (BMC) recently-opened Erick, Okla., transload facility received its first unit train of sand. The shipment adds to product already at the wholly owned and operated site, which primarily serves the Anadarko Basin.

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Unimin’s Tunnel City Plant Starts Hiring

Unimin Corp. announced that it has added 19 full-time positions to the workforce at its Tunnel City, Wis., plant in the second quarter of 2016. Mark Massicotte, the plant manager at the facility, stated that there are now 84 employees working at the site.

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Plant Expansion Drawing Fire

The proposed expansion of a Wisconsin Proppants frac sand mine in Hixton, Wis., has drawn opposition from nearby residents and others concerned about air quality, according to the Jackson County Chronicle.

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U.S. Silica to Acquire Sandbox Enterprises

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sandbox Enterprises LLC, a provider of innovative logistics solutions and technology for the transportation of proppant. The transaction will be financed using a combination of $75 million of cash on hand and approximately 4.2 million U.S. Silica common shares.

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