Badger Mining Finishes Expansion Project

Badger Mining Corp. (BMC) recently completed work on a 4,500-ft. rail expansion project on rail siding near its Taylor, Wis., facilities, allowing the site to now hold up to three unit trains concurrently. For more than a decade, BMC’s three rail sidings have sat alongside the CN rail line in downtown Taylor, but until this project, could only hold approximately 70 railcars each. With the additional 1,500 ft. of rail on each siding, each track can now accommodate more than 100 railcars each. The additions reflect BMC’s continued focus on enhancing its distribution network.

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U.S. Silica Goes Up On the Roof

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has acquired a division of National Coatings Corp. that manufactures and distributes cool roof granules, a treated kaolin product used in industrial roofing systems that delivers superior solar reflectance and higher thermal emittance than standard designed roofing products. Cool roof systems reduce energy usage and enhance the durability of the roof as well.

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Select Sands Offers Update on Bell Farm Property

Select Sands Corp. has completed a National Instrument 43-101 resources calculation on its Bell Farm Property in Arkansas. The report dated April 4, 2017, was prepared by Elliott A Mallard, P.G. of Kleinfelder, Jacksonville, Fla. The NI 43-101 Inferred Mineral Resources are 49.6 million tons. A copy of the report will be filed under the company's profile on www.sedar.com.

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Wisconsin Groups to Hold Industry Seminars

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and AIPG Wisconsin; in cooperation with the AIPG Minnesota section, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR,) Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association will present a series of seminars for frac and industrial sand producers.

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Fairmont Santrol Enjoys Improved Fourth Quarter

Fairmount announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2016. Fourth-quarter 2016 revenues were $140.5 million, up 4 percent from $134.8 million in the third quarter of 2016 and up 4 percent from $134.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall volumes sold were 2.4 million tons for the quarter, similar to the third quarter of 2016 and an increase of 26 percent from 1.9 million tons in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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