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CP to be sole rail service provider for Unimin frac sand plant in Wisconsin


Yesterday, Canadian Pacific announced it reached a multi-year agreement with Unimin Corp. to move frac sand from the company’s production facility in Tunnel City, Wis.

The facility, which is slated to open in 2013, will produce about 2 million tons of frac sand annually for energy markets in North Dakota, Texas, Colorado and elsewhere, Unimin officials said in a prepared statement. Under the agreement, CP will become the exclusive rail service provider at the facility for moving frac sand to Unimin's destination markets.

“Canadian Pacific has been serving Unimin, one of our largest industrial products customers, for more than three decades and we are pleased to continue to grow this partnership," said Jane O'Hagan, CP’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of marketing and sales. “CP has proven performance in our ability to move energy-related products and materials, such as frac sand, to important oil- and gas-producing formations.”

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