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Northern - Muskie deal: Site plan submitted for frac sand transloading site

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Town of Wheaton (WQOW) - It won't be long before a frac sand transfer station is up and running in Chippewa County.

Muskie Proppant recently reached a deal with Northern Crossarm in the Town of Wheaton.  Northern Crossarm is a manufacturer and distributor of treated wood.  The deal was struck after the Eau Claire City Council rejected Muskie's plans for a sand transfer facility on Eau Claire's north side.

A site plan for the Chippewa facility was turned in this week.  Muskie will haul sand from its plant in Pierce County to a transloading site at Northern Crossarm.  Sand will not be stored there.  It will be transferred from the truck to rail cars by a conveyor system.  The site plan estimates 40 to 50 trucks will use the facility each day. 

Muskie's contract requires drivers to keep their distance from school buses, a distance of at least 500 feet.  Northern Crossarm says trucks could start rolling in with sand in mid-December.

 

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