Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Badger Mining expands frac sand train capacity

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Badger Mining expands frac sand train capacity Badger Mining Corp.

Badger Mining Corp. recently completed work on a 4,500-foot expansion project on rail siding near its Taylor, Wisc. facilities, allowing the site to now hold up to three unit trains concurrently.

The supplier of frac sand and other products said that for more than a decade, its three sidings have sat alongside the Canadian National Railway  line in downtown Taylor but, until this project, could only hold approximately 70 railcars each. With the additional 1,500 feet of track on each siding, each can now accommodate more than 100 railcars each. The additions reflect BMC’s continued focus on enhancing its distribution network.

“The ability to ship multiple unit trains effectively allows us to operate at the scale necessary to drive down costs in today’s market,” said Adam Katz, leader of sales and marketing at BMC. “Together with our partners at the CN, we recognized that unit trains are becoming a necessity in many markets and this expansion puts us at the leading edge of operational efficiency.”

“CN has a long and successful partnership with BMC in Taylor and Wisconsin,” said Fiona Murray, vice president of industrial products at CN. “We’ve invested heavily in our corridor that runs between Taylor and Wisconsin Rapids to support the frac sand industry growth and allow our commercial partners like BMC to move more frac sand and develop a more robust supply chain.”

Badger’s unit train service operates to many of its 28 transload locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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