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Applications

May 07, 2011

Applications

Smooth Operator When boulders continued to bust up its barges, an Ohio sand and gravel operator turned to a custom solution to keep its water transportation moving smoothly. By Carl Emigh For more than 80 years, Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel, Inc., located ...

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AggBeat

May 06, 2011

AggBeat

By Tina Grady Barbaccia Boulder Dash Makes a Bold Statement Hosting a run through the quarry promotes healthy living, employee camaraderie, and community education. The aggregates industry has long suffered from the “Not In My Backyard” (NIMBY) mentality because its operations are often ...

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In it for the Long Haul

Apr 01, 2011

In it for the Long Haul

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. With the ongoing advancements in maintenance technology, most industries are pursuing initiatives related to condition ...

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State and Province News April 2011

Apr 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. Alabama Although a Limestone County woman has voiced concerns that a new gravel mine will lower her property value, the Huntsville natural ...

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RollOuts April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

RollOuts April 2011

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Fills triaxle, on-highway trucks in two passes Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its brand new L250G wheel loader at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The company says it is ...

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Data Mining April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Data Mining April 2011

Aggregate shipments show modest increases By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter continues at a slow pace. The themes of balance sheet management, investment in emerging markets, and challenges in meeting the gap between buyer and seller ...

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AggBeat

Apr 01, 2011

AggBeat

By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor For daily news updates and Web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our Web site at www.aggman.com Highway Reauthorization: The (Long?) Road Ahead Congress moves forward with seven-month extension of highway and transit ...

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Rock Law

Apr 01, 2011

The Hex Chrom HEX It’s in the news and top-of-mind in many regulatory agencies, so assess your risks related to hexavalent chromium. by John McGahren, Mark Savit, and Ora Sheinson Hexavalent chromium (hex chrom) is in the news and on the front line ...

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Supply Lines

Apr 01, 2011

Supply Lines

Choose Your Partner Picking the right screen media for your operation can make a significant difference in meeting production goals. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor     Compass Wire Cloth Compass Wire Cloth says its aggregate screen division supplies stock and custom fabricated harpwire, finger, non-binding, ...

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Editorial

Apr 01, 2011

Another Road to Reauthorization By Therese Dunphy Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears all performed while the construction industry flocked to Las Vegas for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011, but the most entertaining show may have been Steve Forbes’ keynote address during the National ...

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Carved in Stone

Apr 01, 2011

P is for Pit A gravel pit that was a source of happy childhood memories showcases the evolution of mining technology. By Bill Langer pit, gravel noun – an open excavation from which gravel is, or has been, obtained. ‘the gravel pit whence the ...

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Supply Lines

Mar 04, 2011

Supply Lines

Avoiding the Squeaky Wheel Using the proper lubricant/oil and filter can help keep your equipment running smoothly, quietly, and efficiently. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Luber-finer/Champion Laboratories, Inc. Quality hydraulic filters Luber-finer says its hydraulic filters are constructed using only the highest-quality components to deliver ...

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