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Industry reps say frac sand mines gearing up again

May 09, 2017 at 11:10 AM CST

COLFAX — Representatives of the frac sand mining industry say companies are hiring workers again and are ramping up production.

Rich Kremer, host of the Wisconsin Public Radio show The West Side on 88.3 WHWC Menomonie-Eau Claire, spoke with Samir Nangia, an oil field services analyst and industry expert for the investment company IHS and Rich Budinger, operations manager for Fairmont Santrol out of Menomonie and spokesman for the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, on Monday, April 24.