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Midwest Frac Reaches Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by Midwest Frac against Barron County, Wis., over highway improvements, repair and maintenance agreements for a portion of Hwy. P in the Town of Arland, Wis., according to the Rice Lake Chronotype.

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Hi-Crush Donations Questioned

Wisconsin state campaign finance records show executives from Hi-Crush Partners, which is facing Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fines, have donated $10,000 to the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) over the last two election cycles, according to WisconsinWatch.

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Silica Holdings Acquires Texas Sand Plant

Silica Holdings Inc.announced that it has signed a stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cadre Services Inc., a leading regional sand mining company based in Voca, Texas, for approximately $98 million in cash.

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Eagle Materials Reports Record Revenues

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30, 2014. Notable items for the quarter include (all comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are with the prior year's first quarter):

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