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Industry Challenges OSHA Silica Rule in Court

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), in conjunction with the Georgia Construction Aggregates Association (GCAA), filed a petition on April 4 in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) crystalline silica rule. OSHA published the final rule on March 25 and unless stayed by the court, the rule is set to take effect June 23.

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Vista Sand Increases Production Capacity

Vista Sand Ltd. announced the addition of 1.5 million tons of annual production capacity at its mine in Granbury, Texas, which increases the overall capacity to approximately 4.5 million tpy of its Texas Premium White frac sand. Vista Sand also obtained a second Texas sand deposit projected to yield another 2 million tons annually.

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Maalt Opens Big Lake Terminal

Maalt announced that it has commenced commercial operations in Big Lake, Texas, the newest addition to its terminal network. The Big Lake terminal, which sits on 205 acres, is located on the Texas Pacifico Railroad and is Maalt's 12th terminal.

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