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The Outlook for 2012 Remains Flat

Feb 16, 2012

The Outlook for 2012 Remains Flat

By George H. Reddin   The 2012 outlook for construction materials shipments, highway and bridge construction, and residential construction remain flat with no significant growth expected until 2014. This is obviously disappointing for all in the industry; however, it appears to be ...

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Prospecting with Geological Maps

Feb 16, 2012

Prospecting with Geological Maps

The search for potential aggregate sources begins with the proper framework. By Bill Langer When I was studying geology in college, one of my professors had us prepare a geologic map of a rather small area near campus. The main goal was ...

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The Bucket List

Jan 18, 2012

The Bucket List

Check out this round up of buckets and teeth that can help your operation dig up big profits. by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Specialty buckets for excavators allow operators to crush or screen material on site, on the go. Rotobec Rotobec says ...

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September 2011 State and province News

Sep 01, 2011

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. California Santa Clarita and Cemex officials have agreed to keep working toward a legislative solution as federal politicians approached their summer ...

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Aggregate producers take Joe Main on surface, underground mine tours

Aug 17, 2011

Stone, sand, and gravel producers — representing the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) largest jurisdictional sector — welcomed Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph Main on tours of both surface and underground aggregates facilities ...

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Online Equipment Focus on Haul Trucks: In It for the Long Haul

Aug 03, 2011

As equipment optimization strategies evolve, consider steps that can improve your maintenance program, increase haul truck availability, and decrease costs. by Craig Eller and Kevin Gildea, P.E. (To view this in the digital edition, including photos and charts such as how to ...

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Online Equipment Focus on Haul Trucks: The Big Haul

Aug 03, 2011

A Canadian producer lowers operational costs and improves site safety while test-driving a new dump truck. An operator in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, found that the right articulated truck could reduce its internal roadbuilding requirements, improve visibility, and increase operator ...

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Online Equipment Focus: Haul Trucks — Carrying a Heavy Load

Aug 03, 2011

Articulated haul trucks meet the heavy-hauling needs of aggregates operations, but they also offer something more — maneuverability. by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor To view this in the Digital Edition (including photos), click here. Case More horsepower/ergonomic design Case Construction Equipment says its new ...

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Supply Lines

Aug 02, 2011

Supply Lines

Portables in the Quarry Whether it’s a screening plant or a crushing plant, portable plants have carved their way into our quarries. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Portable crushing plants are now able to handle larger sized rock, making it possible to use ...

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State and Province News August 2011

Aug 02, 2011

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. Arizona A $400 million new cement plant, the first in the state in more than 50 years, plans to ramp up production ...

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Rollouts August 2011

Aug 01, 2011

Rollouts August 2011

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. Stronger performance, improved serviceability Caterpillar says its new 390D L hydraulic excavator has a refined design that provides greater hydraulic power, stronger structural components, added safety and convenience ...

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CIM Elects New Officers

May 28, 2009

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program elected new officers. Chairman — Michael Schneider of Baker Construction, Inc. Vice Chairman — F. Frank Craddock of Cemex, Inc. Secretary/Treasurer — Michael Harlan of U.S. Concrete Executive Director — Eugene Martineau, former CIM Chairman "We are thrilled ...

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