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Wisconsin Regulation Under Discussion

According to WTAQ radio, Wisconsin communities could keep more control over their frac sand mines, under a compromise that’s being worked on at the state capitol.

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Hi Crush Hiring Workers for New Plant

According to WQOW TV, more than 400 people showed up at a job fair held in Whitehall, Wis., by frac sand producer Hi-Crush. Last year Hi-crush held a successful job fair for its Augusta, Wis., plant.

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County Considers Resolution Targeting State Regulation

According to the Portage Daily Register, the Columbia County, Wis., Board’s planning and zoning committee - and possibly at least two other committees - are likely to consider a resolution opposing proposed state legislation designed to prevent local entities from regulating frac sand mining.

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Preferred Sands Proppant In Demand

Preferred Sands, one of North America’s largest proppant, well-logistics and resin technology companies, announced significant growth in demand for Garnet, its resin-coated sand (RCS) featuring Teraforce technology from The Dow Chemical Co. Highlighted in the September 2013 issue of Inc. magazine as one of this year's “coolest products,” RSC Garnet is completely non-phenolic and has helped spur greater interest in sustainable alternatives in the oil and gas industry. In addition to being environmentally sensitive, the product is both cost effective and more efficient than phenolic-based frac sands, helping Preferred Sands to assume a greater share of the low-temperature proppant market, according to information fro the company.

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