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Top 10 tips for maximizing articulated truck life

Aug 13, 2014

Top 10 tips for maximizing articulated truck life

Article written by Debbie McClung Like the sage investment advice, “buy low, sell high,” articulated dump trucks, or ADTs, have a greater return on investment when a low total cost of ownership is paired with high use. While an ADT’s longevity ...

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Miner’s discrimination complaints: What’s an operator to do?

Aug 05, 2014

Miner’s discrimination complaints:  What’s an operator to do?

This article has been contributed by Max L. Corley, III. Mine operators across the United States are facing an unprecedented number of miners’ discrimination complaints filed under Section 105(c) of the Mine Act. The rise in discrimination complaints can be partly ...

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PHOTOS: Utah operator balances specifications and production

Jul 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Utah operator balances specifications and production

As one of the leading aggregate producers in the state of Utah, Geneva Rock Products is no stranger to meeting tight specs on large-scale, complex projects. Established in 1954 and headquartered in Orem, Utah, Geneva Rock Products has a long and ...

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Is your social media policy in need of a makeover?

Jul 01, 2014

Is your social media policy in need of a makeover?

by M. Robin Repass With the popularity of social media as a source of communication in today’s workplace, it is essential to construct sound policies to balance an employer’s rights to protect business assets versus an employee’s right to discuss workplace ...

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See the light on Route 66

Jul 01, 2014

See the light on Route 66

By Bill Langer Along the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, be sure to watch for the light from a miner’s cabin. We leave Adrian, Texas, in our rear view mirror as we continue our westward trek along old Route 66/Interstate 40. Soon we ...

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Improved outlook ahead for construction materials market

Jun 16, 2014

Improved outlook ahead for construction materials market

 By George H. Reddin At mid-year 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) had reported flat results in construction aggregates. While the residential market was showing life, the results had not impacted the sector’s reported volumes; however, by year-end, the sector was ...

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The nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers

Jun 16, 2014

The nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers

2012 production numbers document a second year of incremental growth in the market. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2012 was 2.18 billion short tons valued at $17.6 billion, free on board (f.o.b.) at plant. In 2012, construction aggregates production remained ...

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Texas Panhandle offers flatlands of the high and low plains

Jun 01, 2014

Texas Panhandle offers flatlands of the high and low plains

The Texas Panhandle offers the flatlands of the Low Plains and the really, really flatlands of the High Plains. By Bill Langer Today, we resume our trip along historic Route 66 starting at Texola, Okla., and head west across the Texas Panhandle. ...

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Mind over Media

May 01, 2014

Mind over Media

Proper synthetic media maintenance and efficiency demands a much different mindset than that required for traditional wire cloth, punch plates, or other metal media. Consider that for many plant managers, the old adage of “that’s the way we’ve always done ...

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Screeners 101: Sifting Through the Facts

May 01, 2014

Screeners 101: Sifting Through the Facts

Tips and tricks to select the right mobile screener You get out what you put in. While this old saying is true with most projects, jobs, or life challenges, it couldn’t be further from the truth in the screening business. In ...

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MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

Apr 15, 2014

MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) saga continues. On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Program Information Bulletin (PIB) detailing the corrective action program (CAP) for mines facing a POV status. ...

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Keep Your Motor Running

Apr 01, 2014

Keep Your Motor Running

Sophisticated, yet easy-to-use motor analyzers detect and address motor issues before they escalate. Electric motors are ubiquitous in the mining industry. Both AC- and DC-powered equipment is used for critical operations such as drilling, ventilation, hydraulics, conveying, crushing, excavation, emergency power ...

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