Once Booming, Sand Mines Shuttered

According to an article in the Winona Post, frac sand mining has proven to be a boom and bust industry in Trempealeau County, Minn. From creating scores of jobs and bringing in millions in revenues to idling plants – local frac sand companies’ fortunes have fluctuated with oil prices and competition. Since the pandemic crushed global demand for oil, the…

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Hi-Crush Resumes Operations at Whitehall, Idles Augusta Facility

Hi-Crush Partners announced that it resumed operations at its Northern White frac sand production facility in Whitehall, Wis. Concurrently, the partnership announced that it has idled operations at its Northern White frac sand production facility in Augusta, Wis. “The dedicated and experienced workforce at the Augusta facility is in the process of transitioning to the operation of the Whitehall facility,”…

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