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2014-02-11 08:22:27

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to build a new, unit train capable silica sand storage facility in Odessa, Texas. In addition, the Company has completed modifications to its resin-coated sand facility in Rochelle, Illinois. These changes now enable the plant to ship raw sand to multiple destinations across the country. The plant will...

2014-02-10 08:30:52

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per common share. The dividend is payable on April 1, 2014 for all shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 14, 2014. About U.S. Silica U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000, is one of the largest domestic producers of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is a...

2014-01-15 23:04:50

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Industrial Silica Sand. Market for Industrial Silica Sand is projected to witness strong growth led by the rising use of industrial silica sand in hydraulic fracturing applications. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Industrial silica sand comprises small-sized, uniformly circular quartz grains that offer strength, as well as crush-resistant properties. Density and hardness of sand grains provide the sand...

2014-01-14 23:00:23

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Sealant Industry” and “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Aerogel Industry” market research reports to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Sealant Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on China and Global Sealant market. The report introduces Sealant basic information, including Sealant definition,...

Scientists Use Computers And Experiments To Better Predict Chemical Dissolution
2013-12-06 12:53:32

Rice University Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement. In a new study featured on the cover of the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, the team found their method was more efficient at...

2013-10-22 23:29:52

Contractors can eliminate the risk of inhaling concrete dust and easily follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new proposed regulations by grinding and cutting concrete with water. To responsibly dispose of the concrete slurry, Gelmaxx has a two-part system that safely removes the slurry while being EPA compliant. San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Many are aware of the harmful effects of concrete dust, aka crystalline silica, and make a conscious...

Exposure To Silica Dust Prompts Changes To Workplace Regulations
2013-08-25 05:05:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Long-anticipated rules that would limit exposure to silica dust in the workplace were proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Friday. According to Neela Banerjee of the Los Angeles Times, the new rules would cut exposure to the tiny particles in half. The proposal was developed “amid mounting evidence that current standards do not protect workers from increased risk of lung cancer and silicosis, a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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