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Pattinson Sand to Get Rail Spur

The Iowa Department of Transportation approved more than $950,000 in funding to support a rail-expansion project by Pattison Sand Co., according to the Telegraph Herald. The company will receive a $700,482 loan and $252,000 grant through the DOT’s Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program.

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Atlas Sand to Debut Two Permian Frac Sand Plants

Atlas Sand Company LLC announced a plan to locally supply the Permian Basin with 12 million tpy of high-quality frac sand including a 40/70 and 100 mesh size product. Atlas has commenced construction on its first two plants.

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Victory Nickel Completes Wash Plant Refurbishment

Victory Nickel Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced refurbishment of its frac sand wash plant at the Seven Persons plant near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

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Preferred Proppants Sells Bloomer, Wis., Sand Plant

Preferred Proppants LLC announced certain subsidiaries of Preferred have sold its Bloomer, Wis., sand plant, access to frac sand reserves through lease agreements and royalty rights, as well as corresponding facilities and equipment to Frontier Sand LLC for cash and future consideration, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments.

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