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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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Coal Company Breaks Into Frac Sand Market

Hallador Energy Co., a Denver-based coal development and transportation-delivery company, is breaking into the frac sand business.

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This Week’s Market Buzz

• According to Wisconsin Public Radio, despite increased competition from sand mines opening in other parts of the country, especially Texas, sand production is returning to higher levels in Wisconsin. "We're projecting a very good year this year which is going to bring growth to the state of Wisconsin as well as other areas like Texas and many other areas where industrial sand mining has been going on for many, many decades," said Rich Budinger, operations manager for sand company Fairmount Santrol and past president of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association.

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