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Lower oil prices send mixed signals to frac sand producers

Apr 20, 2015

Lower oil prices send mixed signals to frac sand producers

Spurred by the oil and gas industry’s use of frac sand for drilling, a company located on the banks of the Ohio River that moves and stores large amounts of frac sand is about to invest $1.3 million to build ...

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Wisconsin sand hauling company to lay off workers due to decreased frac sand demand

Mar 25, 2015

Wisconsin sand hauling company to lay off workers due to decreased frac sand demand

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that Chippewa Sand Transport, a Chippewa Falls-based sand hauling company, will lay off 55 hourly workers for an unknown period of time, beginning May 18, LacrosseTribune.com reports. In a letter to ...

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Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

Apr 01, 2012

Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

The construction materials sector has been busy with national conventions for associations, headlined by presentations from economists discussing the outlook for homebuilding and the federal highway bill. These presentations, made by highly qualified speakers with impressive pedigrees, leave one more ...

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