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Unimin’s Tunnel City Plant Starts Hiring

Unimin Corp. announced that it has added 19 full-time positions to the workforce at its Tunnel City, Wis., plant in the second quarter of 2016. Mark Massicotte, the plant manager at the facility, stated that there are now 84 employees working at the site.

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Plant Expansion Drawing Fire

The proposed expansion of a Wisconsin Proppants frac sand mine in Hixton, Wis., has drawn opposition from nearby residents and others concerned about air quality, according to the Jackson County Chronicle.

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U.S. Silica to Acquire Sandbox Enterprises

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sandbox Enterprises LLC, a provider of innovative logistics solutions and technology for the transportation of proppant. The transaction will be financed using a combination of $75 million of cash on hand and approximately 4.2 million U.S. Silica common shares.

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U.S. Silica to Acquire Regional Frac Sand Producer

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced an agreement to acquire a leading regional sand producer for approximately $210 million. The acquisition of the NBR Sand unit of the privately owned New Birmingham Inc. is expected to close in August 2016, subject to certain adjustments at closing. The transaction will be funded using a combination of cash on hand (57 percent) and restricted stock (43 percent).

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