Superior Silica Sands at full employment here ; Lack of consistent rail service an issue

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

For Superior Silica Sands and the hundreds of Barron County residents who work for the company or are contract truck drivers, the good news is that the company had a profitable first quarter for 2018.

The not-so-good news is that – even though there’s a railroad that runs right alongside one of the company’s two dry sand plants (just east of Poskin), there are not enough locomotives or trained crews to haul frac sand from Barron County to waiting markets elsewhere in the United States.

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