Tag: U.S. Silica


Moreau transitions to U.S. Silica from Holcim

August 15, 2023 By

Jay Moreau, who served Holcim U.S. in a CEO capacity over a four-year period, joins the commercial silica producer.

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The excavator attachment crushes mined clay down to 4-in. minus while simultaneously loading haul trucks. Photo courtesy of Allu

EP Minerals’ crushing and loading process consolidated

August 9, 2019 By

The company is addressing efficiency challenges head on with an excavator attachment that enhances crushing and screening.

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The frac sand market is booming once again, and producers are churning out sand at rampant rates. Photo courtesy of Mark Krause

High demand for frac sand

September 24, 2018 By

The market is back and bigger than ever, and it isn’t showing signs of slowing anytime soon.

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Pioneer, US Silica enter sand purchase agreement

September 19, 2018 By

Pioneer Natural Resources entered into a long-term sand supply agreement with U.S. Silica, purchasing an interest in U.S. Silica’s sand reserves at its Lamesa, Texas mine in west Texas

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Unimin to build West Texas frac sand plant

July 18, 2017 By

Unimin, a mining company based in Connecticut, plans to build a sand processing plant in West Texas to supply drillers with local frac sand.

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U.S. Silica to acquire frac sand producer

July 21, 2016 By

U.S. Silica agreed to purchase NBR Sand for $210 million. The transaction is expected to close this August.

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U.S. Silica named America’s best small company

October 24, 2014 By

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. was named to Forbes’ 36th annual list of America’s Best Small Companies, the company

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Report: Frac sand demand up significantly, and prices may follow

August 25, 2014 By

The Wall Street Journal reports that frackers are expected to use nearly 95 billion lbs. of sand this

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U.S. Silica to acquire Cadre Services for $98 million

July 18, 2014 By

Silica sand provider U.S. Silica has signed a stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares

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