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Canadian Company Accelerating $33-million Railroad Upgrade

Canadian National (CN) announced it is accelerating work on the $33-million upgrading of its Whitehall Subdivision in Wisconsin to increase car-loading capacity and train velocity for the growing frac sand supply chains of Badger Mining Corporation, Preferred Sands of Wisconsin LLC, Atlas Resin Proppants LLC, and Taylor Frac LLC.

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Town Passes Nonmetallic Mining Law

After a nine-month moratorium on frac sand mining, the Clifton, Wis., Town Board adopted a nonmetallic mining licensing law at its June 4 meeting, according to the Pierce County Herald. Nolan Wall of Stevens Engineers in Hudson explained during a public hearing that demand for frac sand and its availability in this region has forced towns to be proactive instead of reactive.

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Activist Group Stops New Frac Sand Mine

Trempealeau County, Minn.-area residents who oppose frac sand mining claimed a small victory when after a long public hearing on a proposed frac sand mine outside Blair, Wisc., company representatives voluntarily withdrew the permit because of heavy opposition.

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Frac Sand Insider 2013 Conference & Exhibition

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A focused, informative event tailored to both experienced operators and companies just entering the industry, the event will give manufacturers and consultants an opportunity to meet directly with decision-makers from producers throughout North America.

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Heyl & Patterson Plant Tour

Whether your company is adding new equipment, applying new processes, or simply trying to assess efficiency, Heyl & Patterson's testing lab can help determine the best available technologies and equipment for your operations. Our experience lab personnel, working in conjunction with our chemical process engineers and clients, can accurately produce scalable results.

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