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Staying in Front of Clients in the Frac Sand Industry

It continues to be a very exciting time in the frac sand industry. With major shifts happening across the supply chain (the emergence of Permian Basin mines, last mile logistics issues, trucker shortages, vertical integrations, the Dune Sagebrush Lizard, competition for qualified personnel, regulatory ...


Presidential Election Impact on the Frac Sand Industry

Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, his election as President can be viewed as good news for the frac sand industry. Trump supported fracking throughout his campaign, though he did vacillate in his attitude toward local fracking bans. However, his recent announcements regarding his transition ...


Takeaways from the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Frac sand professionals who were able to attend the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference came away with a lot of information to consider for future business opportunities. Here is my opinion on the top takeaways from the conference: Guarded Optimism Nearly everyone I talked to and...


Managed Downtime as a Profit Center

by Robert Ober, CEO & Principal, Robert Ober & Associates, LLC   Preventative maintenance and scheduled-managed-downtime, are terms that the Frac Sand industry hasn't necessarily had time to define for itself during the last few years. While such terminology is commonplace in many production/manufacturing settings, the Frac Sand niche,...