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Duren Appointed to U.S. Silica Board

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that it has appointed Diane K. Duren to its board of directors. The election of Duren increases the size of the company's board to six members. Duren will also serve as an independent member of the Audit and Compensation committees of the board.

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Badger Mining Presents Scholarships

Since 1986, Badger Mining has been funding a scholarship program for students intending to pursue a degree in mining engineering, other engineering curricula, or environmental science.

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Meteor Timber Project May Threaten an Endangered Species

A proposed Meteor Timber rail spur and sand-processing plant in Grant, Wis., may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare snake under a permit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.

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Fairmount Santrol Second Quarter Results Promising

Fairmount Santrol announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Second-quarter 2017 revenues were $233.2 million, up 35 percent from $172.6 million in the first quarter of 2017 and up 104 percent from $114.2 million in the second quarter of 2016.

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Vista Opens Transload Facility in Pecos, Texas

Vista Proppants & Logistics (VPROP) has commenced commercial transload operations in Pecos, Texas, the newest addition to its terminal network. The facility has approximately 21,000 ft. of rail track that can hold two, 130-car unit trains and will be used for rail-to-truck frac sand transloading services.

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