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Superior Silica Sands dedicates new office in Barron

Posted on: August 30th, 2017 by Bronson No Comments

Jim Walker, with scissors, an executive with Superior Silica Sands, does the honors Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2017, as the company dedicated a new office, lab and resource center on East Division Avenue in Barron. With him are, from left, Sharon Masek, mine planning and industrial relations, Mayor Dave Vruwink, County Board Chair James “Jess” Miller and, far right, Rick Shearer, president and CEO of Superior Silica Sands. Walker represented the company during its entry phase into Barron County, dating back about nine years. Dedicated as the J.D. Walker Resource Center, the building will house information technology, engineering, lab support, human resources and logistics for Superior Silica Sands operations in Barron County.

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Emerge Energy Services LP Announces the Opening of a New Terminal in the Permian Basin

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by Bronson

Fort Worth, Texas – July 27, 2017 – Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP (“Emerge Energy”), is pleased to announce that its new transload terminal in Big Lake, Texas has commenced operations effective the week of July 24th. With the surge in frac sand demand in the Permian Basin, the Big Lake terminal enhances Emerge Energy’s sales and logistics position in the largest US shale play. Including the Big Lake terminal, Emerge Energy now has six active terminals in the Permian Basin and 19 across North America.

In order to provide flexibility and minimize capital costs, Emerge Energy contracted with a third party transload provider to build the facility exclusively for its use. Tidewater Logistics, a leading provider of rail-to-truck frac sand terminals, owns and operates the facility while offering service 24/7 to meet the needs of Emerge Energy’s customers. Situated on 98 acres of property, the terminal is strategically located on the Texas Pacifico railroad, which connects with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, and Fort Worth and Western Railroads. Over four miles of rail track provides simultaneous unloading of two unit trains, holding 240 total railcars.

“We are excited about expanding our terminal footprint in the most prolific shale basin in the US through the Big Lake terminal,” commented Rick Shearer, Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Emerge Energy. “We continue to see strong demand for our northern white sands in the Permian Basin, and this new terminal nicely complements our growing presence in Texas in-basin sands from our San Antonio and Kosse plants. Sales through the Big Lake terminal are underpinned by long term take-or-pay agreements with our customer base, and this new site enables our customers to significantly improve their supply chains in the region.”

 

About Emerge Energy Services LP
Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES) is a growth-oriented limited partnership engaged in the business of mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, a key input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, through its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC.

Forward-Looking Statements
The presentation contains certain statements that are “forward-looking statements.” These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including “may,” “believe,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” or “estimate.” These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expected by management of Emerge Energy. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in Emerge Energy’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. The risk factors and other factors noted in the Annual Report could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, Emerge Energy does not undertake any obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof.

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Superior Silica Sands Announces Acquisition of Self Suspending Proppants Patents and Intellectual Property

Posted on: January 11th, 2016 by Bronson

Fort Worth, Texas – January 11, 2015 – Superior Silica Sands LLC (“Superior”) a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 12 Patents and the Intellectual Property from AquaSmart Enterprises LLC (“AquaSmart”) for their Self Suspending Proppant technology. Superior’s branding of this technology will be established as a “Self-Suspending Sand” or “SSS”. The product brand will be marketed as SandMaxx(™). This exciting new technology in the energy services industry offers the potential to significantly increase productivity and completion efficiencies in oil and gas wells while improving pump time and well site economics by increased uplift of an expected 25-45%.

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Superior Silica Sands Announces Transaction with Performance Technologies, L.L.C.

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by Bronson

Fort Worth, Texas – December 22, 2015 – Superior Silica Sands LLC (“SSS”), a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES), is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of approximately 94 million tons of high quality northern white silica sand reserves in Jackson County, Wisconsin from a subsidiary of Performance Technologies, L.L.C. (“PTL”), which is wholly-owned by Seventy Seven Energy Inc. (NYSE: SSE). The assets acquired include certain owned and leased land, sand deposit leases and related prepaid royalties, and transferable mining and reclamation permits.  In consideration for the assets, PTL and SSS amended and restated the existing supply agreement between the parties and entered into a new sand purchase option agreement that provide PTL with a market-based discount on sand purchased from SSS. At the closing of the transaction, SSS also reimbursed PTL for certain capital expenditures associated with the assets.

Under the new agreements with PTL, SSS has the option to supply the contracted tons from its existing footprint of northern white sand operations or construct a new sand mine and dry plant in Jackson County, Wisconsin. Given the current challenging market conditions for proppant demand, SSS will defer the construction of the new facility until the North American oil and gas markets improve.

“PTL has been a valued customer of SSS for several years, so consummating a transaction with them made strong strategic sense,” commented Rick Shearer, President and CEO of SSS. “This transaction not only provides SSS with an increase to its high quality sand reserves but also strengthens our position in the market place with a leading pressure pumper across a number of shale plays in North America. We look forward to working more closely with PTL by supplying them a reliable base of high quality frac sand and newly expanded technologically-driven prop pants.”


About Emerge Energy Services LP
Emerge Energy Services LP (“Emerge Energy”) is a growth-oriented limited partnership engaged in the business of mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, a key input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells.  Emerge Energy also processes transmix, distributes refined motor fuels, operates bulk motor fuel storage terminals, and provides complementary fuel services.  Emerge Energy operates its sand segment through its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC and its fuel segment through its subsidiaries Direct Fuels LLC and Allied Energy Company LLC.


Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains certain statements that are “forward-looking statements.” These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including “may,” “believe,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” or “estimate.” These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expected by management of Emerge Energy Services LP. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in Emerge Energy’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. The risk factors and other factors noted in the Annual Report and Quarterly Reports could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, Emerge Energy Services LP does not undertake any obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof.


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Dustbuster for Frack Sand

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Bronson

In a world where technology advances seemingly at the speed of light, it is only natural
that the proppant industry would be on the cutting edge of new technologies. One such
technological advancement is the patented process that ensures a clean, near dust-free
frack sand. The technology was recently introduced by Texas-based Superior Silica
Sands.

Called SandGuard, the technology will ultimately save operators money on the cost of
wellsite activities as well as reduce the wellsite footprint by eliminating much of
the current mechanical dust collection equipment being used to collect dust on site.

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Wisconsin’s Sandbox: Northern White Brings Arrival of Mines, Money and Tourism

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Bronson No Comments

It has become the most popular tourist destination in Barron County, Wis., according to one official. It’s not the Barron Blue Hills left behind by giant glaciers eons ago in the north­east­ern part of the county, about 50 miles north of Eau Claire. It’s not the Vik­ing Brewery in Dal­las. It’s not even the new Stardust Drive-In Theater in Chetek.

No, the most popular tourist destinations in Barron County these days are the sand mines scattered among the area’s rolling fields and farmlands, according to Dave Armstrong, executive director of Barron County Economic Development Corporation. In August, a group of attendees at the region’s largest tractor show lined up to take bus tours of Superior Silica Sands’ (SSS) sand mine and washing and drying plants in Arland.

The visitors might not know it, but Wisconsin is the “Saudi Arabia of sand,” as the Wall Street Journal called it – which makes the state a key supporting actor in America’s energy revolution. It’s the leading producer of sand used in hydraulic fracturing, which is integral to the domestic surge in oil and natural gas output that has made the U.S. the world’s leading producer.

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Superior Silica Sands Announces SandGuard™ Proppant Technology

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Bronson

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) – Fort Worth, TX – September 22, 2015 – Superior Silica Sands LLC (“SSS”) is pleased to announce the introduction of a unique, technically advanced proppant to the oil and gas industry. This new proppant, brand named “SandGuard™”, will improve the handling, inner-basin management and job-site implementation of the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. With a SandGuard treatment facility in Barron County, Wisconsin, SSS will have the ability to enhance the already strong qualities of its Northern White silica sand as a more protected proppant soon to be marketed to all major North American basins.

By incorporating ArrMaz SandTec™ coating technology into the new SandGuard product line, SSS will begin commercial sales in December 2015. The treated sand production capacity is up to 650 tons per hour of finished product. The environmentally-friendly SandGuard product incurs reduced degradation compared to untreated sand, resulting in the minimization of dust to the customers, employees and contractors who manage the sand through the supply chain and at the well site. Additionally, the SandGuard product improves operational efficiencies since it reduces the need to use bulky mechanical dust control systems. The SandGuard product has proven to significantly reduce dust generation during handling as exhibited from numerous full scale field trials. These trials by major service companies have seen superior handling capabilities and no negative impact or issues with frac fluid compatibility.

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Rail Logix and SSS Announce the Inaugural Month of SSS’ Flagship Transload in the Heart of Eagle Ford

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by Bronson

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) – Elmendorf, TX – September 15, 2015 – Rail Logix (Alamo Jct.) and Superior Silica Sands LLC (“SSS”) announce the inaugural month of the new Mega Centre sand transloading facility in Elmendorf, TX. The Alamo Jct. Mega Centre will serve the strong demand for high quality, Northern White silica sand as proppant for the oil and gas industry in the South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale play.

The best-in-class site is located approximately 15 miles south of San Antonio just off of I-37. Arrow Material Services, a Sewickley (Pittsburgh) based materials handling company (“Arrow Materials”), has been selected as the operator of the facility, which provides Northern White and SSS’ Native Star silica sand from SSS’ operations in Wisconsin and Kosse, TX, respectively. A unique feature of the logistics advantages at Alamo Jct. is its access to both the Union Pacific (UP), BNSF and Canadian National railroads, while most other terminals in South Texas only have the ability to receive trains from the UP. The facility initially opens with track capacity for 135 railcars and two flat storage buildings with the ability to carry the four primary proppant types. The total dry storage capacity will be 36,000 tons, and it will have a five truck over scale load-out ability for efficiency in the last mile.

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Beneath the surface: Bus tours offer insider’s view of Barron County’s expanding frac sand mining industry

Posted on: August 31st, 2015 by Bronson

ARLAND — Creat­ing hun­dreds of lo­cal jobs and of­ten us­ing lo­cal goods and ser­vices, those lit­tle grains of sand mean big busi­ness for Bar­ron County.

At­ten­dees of the na­tional Gather­ing of the Orange Al­lis-Chalmers trac­tor show held as part of the Moon Lake Thresh­er­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion Thresh­ing Bee got an in­sider’s view of the of­ten-con­tro­ver­sial frac sand min­ing in­dus­try cour­tesy of Su­pe­rior Sil­ica Sands and the Bar­ron County Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Corp.

Peo­ple from through­out the U.S. and Canada took bus tours of a sand mine and wash­ing and dry­ing plants through­out the day Aug. 15.

SSS, a sub­sidiary of Emerge En­ergy Ser­vices, which also owns two fuel com­pa­nies, has cre­ated about 450 jobs lo­cally and re­cently pur­chased a build­ing in Bar­ron for of­fice space, ac­cord­ing to tour guide Sharon Masek, SSS’s Man­ager of Mine Plan­ning and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions.

She used the tours to dis­pel com­mon per­cep­tions of frac sand min­ing, in­clud­ing its im­pact on the ru­ral land­scape and roads.

“When peo­ple tell you the frac sand mines are ru­in­ing the roads … we’re also re­build­ing them,” she said.

SSS is pay­ing $6.2 mil­lion to re­con­struct part of County Road P near Ar­land, she said, and will dole out more than $10 mil­lion for road con­struc­tion projects this year alone.

The com­pany also pays into a sav­ings ac­count on a per-ton ba­sis so that, in a decade, it can re­build the road again, Masek said.

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Top 100: Industry Award: Energy Services Company Prepares for Market Recovery

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by Bronson

Emerge Energy Services LP, a diversified energy services partnership headquartered in Southlake, had a stellar run after going public in 2013. Its stock reached almost $146 per share one year ago in August. The company’s growth soared from $873,255 million in 2013 to more than $1.1 billion in 2014.

Then, beginning in 2015, the oil and gas industry started into a nosedive. Because of the decline in energy prices, Emerge Energy’s stock has dropped a staggering 80 percent in just under a year, trading at around $17 today.

The company’s business, however, remains strong and continues to move forward.

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3 Stocks to Watch in Oil and Gas Equipment

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Bronson

When is the right time to buy oil and gas stocks? Well, the argument could be made that today may not be the best time ever in the history of the market, but it’s still a pretty good one. With oil and gas prices low thanks to less than stellar demand growth and a surge of supply, stocks in the industry look quite cheap.

But perhaps you’re hesitant to make that oil and gas purchase because you are still skeptical about a recovery. If that’s the case, there are a few stocks worth watching to measure the industry’s pulse. National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV ) , FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI ) , and Emerge Energy Services (NYSE: EMES ) are three that will help you better undserstand which way the wind is blowing in the oil markets.

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The Best Return on Equity in Oil and Gas Stocks

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by Bronson

There are lots of ways to analyze stocks, but when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, you want your investment in a stock to generate a return over the long run. While there is no surefire way of finding those companies, looking at metrics such as return on equity can help separate the wheat from the chaff.

Just because a company has a great return on equity, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great investment, especially in the energy industry. So let’s look at the 10 best performing oil and gas stocks on a return-on-equity basis, but let’s also see what can make a company’s return on equity look deceptively good on paper.

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Emerge Energy Services’ (EMES) CEO Rick Shearer on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Bronson No Comments

Operator

Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Emerge Energy Services’ First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call.

At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later there will question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, today’s call is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Warren Bonham, Sir, you may begin.

 

Warren Bonham, Vice President

Thank you, Shannon.

Just a quick note before we start. Our discussion today may contain forward-looking statements. These statements may include but are not limited to our estimates of future volumes, operating expenses, and capital expenditures and they also include statements concerning anticipated cash flow, liquidity, business strategy, distributions and other plans and objectives for future CapEx and operations. These statements are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can provide no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. If one or more of these risks materializes or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those expected. These risks are discussed in further detail in our Annual Report 10-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Please also note that on this call, we may use the terms adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow. These are non-GAAP financial measures and we have provided reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in our earnings release published this morning.

And now, I’d like to turn the call over to our Chairman, Ted Beneski.

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Superior Silica Sands Continues Support of Local Communities

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by Bronson No Comments

Superior Silica Sands recently made contributions to a variety of worthy organizations in our hometown of Clayton, Wisconsin.

 

Wisconsin State Senator Janey Bewley even took the time to acknowledge these contributions and generously thank SSS for helping the community to thrive.

Contributions like these are part of our ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work – through both financial support and active involvement in organizations that reflect our motto of People, Planet, Prosperity.

 

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Superior Silica Sands Sees Long, Prosperous Future in Sand Mining, Processing

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Bronson

In slightly more than three years, a small Texas company has launched Wisconsin mineral processing plants that annually handle as many tons as Hibbing Taconite. When an expansion is completed next year, its capacity will rank with Cleveland Cliffs’ Minnesota and Michigan operations combined. But the firm isn’t in the iron ore business.

The company’s name says it all – Superior Silica Sands. With roots in Kosse, Texas, it expanded into Wisconsin during 2011 to take advantage of sand that’s ideal for injection into underground wells, where it “fractures” fissures and releases oil and gas (thus, the nickname “frac” sand).

Superior Silica Sands’ first plant was constructed in the Village of New Auburn, where it processes 1.4 million tons per year. A second plant soon was built in nearby Clinton Township, near Barron, adding 2.4 million tons of capacity, then a third was added in the Town of Arland, near Turtle Lake, adding 2.5 million tons.

“Our company is sold out for every ton of sand we produce,” said President and CEO Rick Shearer. Between 2013 and 2014, he noted, demand grew 30 percent in the frac sand industry. Given that scenario, Superior Silica Sands already has plans in the works for a fourth plant. To be constructed 30 miles south of Eau Claire in the City of Independence, it will open next fall.

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Emerge Energy Services LP Announces First Shipments from Arland Plant

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Bronson No Comments

Southlake, Texas – December 10, 2014 Emerge Energy Services LP (“Emerge Energy”) today announced its first shipments of Northern White sand from its new 2.5 million ton per year Arland Dry Plant in Barron County, Wisconsin.

“We are incredibly proud of our team at Arland for the smooth start-up, and we are excited about serving our customers out of this state-of-the-art facility,” said Rick Shearer, CEO of Emerge Energy. “We are also grateful to the officials in Barron County and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for their support in helping us to bring high-quality, course Northern White sand to our customers in the North American oil and gas industry.”


About Emerge Energy Services LP
Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES) is a growth-oriented limited partnership engaged in the business of mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, a key input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. Emerge Energy also processes transmix, distributes refined motor fuels, operates bulk motor fuel storage terminals, and provides complementary fuel services. Emerge Energy operates its sand segment through its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC and its fuel segment through its subsidiaries Direct Fuels LLC and Allied Energy Company LLC.


Forward-Looking Statements
The presentation contains certain statements that are “forward-looking statements.” These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including “may,” “believe,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” or “estimate.” These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expected by management of Emerge Energy. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in Emerge Energy’s annual report on Form 10-K. The risk factors and other factors noted in the annual report could cause its actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, Emerge Energy does not undertake any obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof.


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CN, Superior Silica Sands and Di-Corp Partner in Frac Sand Transloading

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by Bronson No Comments

EDMONTON, AB – (Marketwired – November 27, 2014) – CN, Superior Silica Sands and Di-Corp will start serving a new state-of-the art frac sand terminal near Rocky Mountain House, Alta., located southwest of Edmonton, in early 2015 to meet rising demand for frac sand in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Di-Corp of Edmonton is building the new 30-acre facility, which will have three tracks capable of holding 95 rail cars for unloading and six silos with 2,000 tons of storage capacity.

Trevor Derksen, vice-president of Di-Corp, said: “We are thrilled to work with both Superior Silica Sands and the CN on the development of this new facility near Rocky Mountain House. The frac sand pumping market has been telling us for some time that we need to look to expand. I think the partnership of Superior Silica Sands, CN and Di-Corp will be well positioned to meet this growing need. This facility is a close replication of the existing facility we have in the Grand Prairie area.”

Rick Shearer, president and chief executive officer of Superior Silica Sands, said: “By partnering with Di-Corp and the CN on this new, best-in-class terminal at Rocky Mountain House, Superior Silica Sands believes that we will be positioned to provide our customers in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin the premier frac sand product and storage/transload services available. This important partnership is a further testimony to our commitment to our leading proppant supplier position in the sedimentary basin in Western Canada.”

JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: “CN is pleased to work with Superior Silica Sands and Di-Corp on this venture. CN’s rail network is well positioned to help its frac sand customers compete in their end markets, with rail access to the largest North American frac sand consumption regions, including Western Canada, Texas and Marcellus shales. As a supply chain enabler, we offer our frac sand customers merchandise and unit train services to reach markets efficiently in both Canada and the U.S.”

Frac sand is used by the oil and gas industries in the hydraulic fracturing process to hold shale fractures open and let natural gas and oil flow out.

 

About Di-Corp
At Di-Corp, we have proudly developed a reputation for meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers since 1960. We build relationships that focus not only on down to earth customer service, but the capabilities and expertise of our staff as well.

Di-Corp is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals, parts and accessories serving the energy, mining, and drilling industries. Our marketing divisions focus on all aspects of your industrial project; Mineral Exploration, Drilling Fluid Supply, Cementing & Stimulation, Mining, Research & Development, Testing Equipment, and all Small Bore Drilling disciplines. Our geographic footprint, stretching coast-to-coast in Canada, the United States and around the world drives value for our customers and makes us your preferred supplier.

www.di-corp.com

 

About Superior Silica Sands
Superior Silica Sands LLC is part of Emerge Energy Services; a $1 billion publicly traded, Master Limited Partnership, traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol EMES, owned by Insight Equity, a private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas that owns a portfolio of companies with approximately $1 billion of capital currently under management. Their operations include “best in class” mines and production facilities in Clinton and New Auburn, Wisconsin as well as Kosse, Texas.

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Emerge Energy Services Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Bronson

Southlake, Texas – October 30, 2014 – Emerge Energy Services LP (“Emerge Energy”) today announced third quarter 2014 financial and operating results.

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Wisconsin Regulators Cite Wrong Mining Company

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Bronson No Comments

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (AP) – Regulators in western Wisconsin say they took action against the wrong company after discovering permit violations at a frack sand mine.

Trempealeau County officials said Tuesday mining activity at the Guza mine was being conducted by local company Cameron Rail Site. The county had issued a stop order to Texas-based Superior Silica Sands.

The county said Tuesday that Superior Silica Sands was conducting construction work on the site but wasn’t mining. Its president and CEO says his company wasn’t in violation. The stock of its parent company, Emerge Energy Services, dropped after the allegations were reported.

The county provided Cameron Rail with a corrective action plan. The company didn’t respond to requests for comment Tuesday from the newspaper. Sand mining plays a key role in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Frac-sand firm cited in Wisconsin is wrong one

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Bronson No Comments

Mining regulators in Trempealeau County, Wis., said Tuesday that they took action against the wrong company last week when inspectors discovered permit violations at a ­frac-sand mine in Arcadia.

The county’s Department of Land Management issued a news release saying that it had issued a “stop-work’’ order to Texas-based Superior Silica Sands; further investigation found that mining activity on the site known as the Guza mine was being conducted by Cameron Rail Site, a local company.

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