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Study: Frac Sand Mining a Boon for Employment, Earnings, Economies

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A new Policy Study from The Heartland Institute shows industrial sand mining has been “a significant driver of economic growth across the Upper Midwest.” If done in an environmentally responsible manner, the study finds, “it can be an important source of employment and earnings for decades to come.”

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CRU Logistics Opens Third Frac Sand Transloading Facility

CRU Logistics LLC opened its third frac sand transloading facility in south Texas. The terminal, known as its "light model" is located at the Alamo Junction Rail Park (a dual-served industrial park) in Elmendorf; placing it within 50 miles of the Eagle Ford's core counties.

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Fairmont Santrol Revenues Up

Fairmont Santrol reported that first quarter 2015 revenue totaled $301.5 million, up 2 percent from $294.9 million for the same period in 2014. Overall sales volumes increased to 2.3 million tons for the quarter, an 8 percent increase compared with 2.1 million tons in the first quarter of 2014.

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