MADISON — Two
companies that deal primarily with sand and related
products in Wisconsin notified the Department of
Workforce Development of layoffs Monday.
The U.S. Silica
Company gave notice Monday that there will be 16
additional extended layoffs at the company’s Sparta
facility, 2500 Iband Avenue. Also, Hi-Crush Services LLC
informed the state Monday that there will be 27 extended
layoffs at its facility located at S11011 Highway M in
According to the
letter from U.S. Silica, the company is experiencing
changes in its product markets, which are resulting in
less demand for its products. The layoffs are
anticipated to be temporary, according to the company,
but could last for six months or longer.
the DWD it is closing its Augusta plant due to the
“drastic decrease in the price of oil and the derivative
impact of these pricing pressures on the sand industry
specifically.” The employees will be terminated Nov. 9.