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Does Your Frac Sand Operation Reduce Home Values?

Sand, rock and gravel are literally the foundation of economic development, but their extraction process can generate dust, noise, vibration and truck traffic. While modern technologies and methods have greatly reduced quarries’ impact, the environmental and economic consequences of quarry operations receive considerable attention, often in the form of adversarial “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) campaigns. A key complaint is that quarries reduce home values.

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Hi-Crush Appoints Preston as Chief Operating Officer

Hi-Crush Partners LP announced that Scott J. Preston has joined the company as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Preston will be responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as the development and implementation of Hi-Crush’s ongoing growth strategy.

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Fairmount Santrol, Unimin Corp. Announce Executive Leadership Team

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corp. announced the future executive leadership team of the combined company, to serve effective upon completion of the previously disclosed proposed merger transaction between Unimin and Fairmount Santrol.

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BinMaster Develops Level Monitoring in Covered Storage Bunkers

A new solution from BinMaster gives frac sand, aggregate and cement operations challenged with managing inventory in covered storage bunkers a new option that combines leading-edge software and the 3DLevelScanner acoustic sensor to measure the level of materials piled under structures.

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Smart Sand Announces New Frac Sand Transloading Terminal

Smart Sand Inc. announced that it acquired the rights to operate a unit train capable transloading terminal in Van Hook, N.D., to service the Bakken Formation. The company paid consideration of approximately $15.5 million to acquire certain assets at the Van Hook terminal, and has entered into a long-term lease agreement in connection with the transaction.

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