Wisconsin frac sand under pressure from rival products

Competing with mines unearthing cheaper-to-ship sand in Texas, the frac-sand-mining company Hi-Crush recently announced it would be idling part of its plant on Highway Q in Whitehall.

Although Hi-Crush will continue to run its so-called wet-plant operations at the site β€” where clay, silt and other forms of sediment are washed away from sand, the decision has resulted in the layoff of 37 employees. This is expected to be temporary, but the duration β€œis unknown at this time.”...

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Ken Notes: Our product is better, just expensive to ship. This will continue to be a supply and demand issue and our facilities are very easy to turn on and off...



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