Contrary to some opinions, the industrial frac sand mining industry is not continuing on a down-turn. It's a cyclical industry.
Read more in today's La Crosse Tribune
Dogged by low oil prices, Wisconsin’s once-booming frac sand mining industry is down but not out.
An industry trade magazine will host a two-day conference next week in La Crosse where the goal is to provide practical knowledge — along with hope that oil prices will eventually rebound and North Dakota drillers will again buy their fine-grained sand.
Even as layoff notices have become a nearly monthly occurrence at Wisconsin sand mines, the frac sand industry is poised for a rebound.
“We’re still here,” said Marty Lehman, president of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association. “We’ve been through this before. It’s a cyclic industry.”