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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Meteor Planning New Plant in Wisconsin

A Georgia timber investment company seeking to build an industrial sand operation in Monroe County, Wis., is proposing what it calls “the largest wetland preservation and restoration effort” in Wisconsin history in exchange for a permit to fill 16 acres of wetland forest, according to the Lacrosse Tribune.

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Emerge Discontinues Fuel Business; Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Emerge Energy Services LP announced fourth quarter 2016 financial and operating results. The company reported net loss of $20.8 million, or $0.77 per diluted unit, for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2016.

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U.S. Silica Holdings Fourth Quarter Results Strong

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced a net loss of $6.9 million or $0.09 per basic and diluted share for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016, compared with a net loss of $15.3 million or $0.29 per basic and diluted share for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015. The fourth quarter results were negatively impacted by $2.6 million of business development-related expenses, including acquisition-related costs for Sandbox and NBR Sands. Excluding these expenses, net of $1.0 milliontax effect, EPS was $(.07) per basic share for the quarter.

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