Frac Sand Educational Session a Success at ConExpo-Con/Agg

At the recent ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas, Rock Products sponsored an educational session entitled “Frac Sand: How Technology and Market Dynamics will Drive Future Success.” The session – moderated by Editor Mark S. Kuhar – included presentations by:

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Hi-Crushes Buys Former Recreation Area for Sand Deposits

Houston-based Hi-Crush Partners purchased a recreation area formerly known as The Dunes at Kermit, in Kermit, Texas, and has started preparing the site for frac sand production.

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Smart Sand Sees Increases in 2016 Volumes

Smart Sand Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2016. Revenues were $59.2 million for the full year 2016, compared with $47.7 million for the full year 2015, a 24 percent increase year over year. Overall tons sold were approximately 826,400 in the full year 2016, compared with approximately 750,700 tons sold in the full year 2015, a 10 percent increase year over year.

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Hi-Crush Partners Makes Acquisitions

Hi-Crush Partners LP announced that it has entered into a series of purchase agreements, including the acquisition of Permian Basin Sand Co. LLC from a third-party; the acquisition of the Whitehall facility from Hi-Crush Proppants LLC; and the acquisition of the remaining 2 percent additional interest in Hi-Crush Augusta LLC from Hi-Crush Proppants and additional properties located near the Whitehall facility.

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Jordan Sands Partners with the Children’s Museum

Jordan Sands, based in North Mankato, Minn., has partnered with the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota and the Mankato Area Public Schools to pilot a science program for second grade students. The “Matter and Motion in the Coughlan Quarry” program incorporates a field trip to the museum with activities to help integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum.

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