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Shale Support Strikes Partnership with Fracht Group

Shale Support, a leading provider of frac sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, has announced a strategic partnership with Fracht Group, an international transportation company providing general and specialized logistics solutions. Fracht Group, founded in 1955, operates 107 offices worldwide in 40 countries including Argentina.

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USGS: Industrial Sand Production, Consumption Rise

The U.S. Geological Survey released its 2019 Mineral Commodity Summaries report. In 2018, industrial sand and gravel valued at about $6.2 billion was produced by about 191 companies from 321 operations in 35 states.

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Covia Products Used at 44 Top-Ranked Golf Courses

Covia announced that with the joining of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin last June to form Covia, Best Sand and UNIPAR bunker sand and topdressing can be sourced from the same company.

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U.S. Silica Down in Fourth Quarter; Up for Year

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced a net loss of $256.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018, compared with net income of $72.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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