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Meteor Timber Project May Threaten an Endangered Species

A proposed Meteor Timber rail spur and sand-processing plant in Grant, Wis., may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare snake under a permit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.

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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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Vista Opens Transload Facility in Pecos, Texas

Vista Proppants & Logistics (VPROP) has commenced commercial transload operations in Pecos, Texas, the newest addition to its terminal network. The facility has approximately 21,000 ft. of rail track that can hold two, 130-car unit trains and will be used for rail-to-truck frac sand transloading services.

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OmniTRAX, SamSand Build Mine-to-Well/Hub-and-Spoke Network

Arrows Up LLC, the bulk-material-transport affiliate of OmniTRAX Inc., announced an agreement with SamSand, a mining operation in Garland City, Ariz. The companies are building what they call “a unique mine-to-well/hub-and-spoke network that will move frac sand to several oil and gas operators in Northern Louisiana faster and at a lower cost.”

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