LaFarge North America should review its hiring policy for the LaCrosse area. Current practices have allowed the hiring of an employee who is either ignorant of current debates in the sand and aggregate mining industry or willingly faking ignorance.
Or perhaps either passes as clever for the aggregate mining and concret company.
In the opinion pages of today's Winona Daily News, Mike Stolpa shares his Guest view: Frac sand offers rare opportunity by confessing a former state of ignorance:
What exactly is frac sand?
I tried looking it up in the dictionary without any luck, as there is not a specific definition. It is simply sand used for a certain purpose called hydraulic fracturing.
This is a good one, given that it's unlikely that Stolpa had to look up "frac sand" in a dictionary. According to his Linked In page, he works as the "Territory Sales Manager at Lafarge North America, La Crosse, Wisconsin Area" in the construction industry.
Extensive knowledge of concrete construction and concrete the material. Experienced teacher and public speaker.
Before joining LaFarge, Stolpa worked for Croell Redimix.