Newly-Formed Covia closing sand mines, reducing production in Menomonie | WisCommunity

Newly-Formed Covia closing sand mines, reducing production in Menomonie

September 28, 2018 - 5:23pm

Fairmont Santrol and Unimin merged in June to form a new company called Covia. Today Covia announced that they are reducing their frac sand production from 36 million tons per year to 32 million tons. This is primarily because many production companies are postponing fracking wells while waiting for more pipeline infrastructure. 

Covia is reducing production in their Menomonie, WI, Cleburne TX, and Peverly MO. They are shutting down production entirely in Shakopee, MN, Brewer, MO, and Wexford, MI. It is unknown at the current time what the effects will be on jobs at these facilities.

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