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Crushing for particle shape

Nov 17, 2014

Crushing for particle shape

Most crushed stone and sand is produced for use in concrete and asphalt, and there is general agreement that a cubical stone is ideal for use in these products. “The more elongated and flaky the material is, the more water, ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Nov 07, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the city began operations in the early 1950s when nothing was around it, it is now in the midst of homes, schools, and ...

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Whites Creek Quarry goes 10 years without injury

Nov 05, 2014

Whites Creek Quarry goes 10 years without injury

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the quarry has been in that location since the early 1950s when there was nothing nearby, it eventually found itself in the midst ...

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Conveyor maintenance: safety first

Nov 01, 2014

Conveyor  maintenance: safety first

by Ryan Grevenstuk There are two main types of belt maintenance: reactive maintenance and proactive maintenance. The first, reactive maintenance, involves a problem that occurs on your beltline that needs to be fixed to avoid extended downtime. The second type, proactive ...

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November 2014

Nov 01, 2014

November 2014

Crushing for Particle Shape

Stuck in the middle?

Nov 01, 2014

Stuck in the middle?

  Is it logical to think that one level in the organization holds the key to safety performance? Often times, we speak of the importance of top management in setting the “tone from the top” and supervisors leading the daily charge ...

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Challenges continue on POV rule

Nov 01, 2014

Challenges continue on POV rule

In January 2013, the final Pattern of Violations (POV) rule was announced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA amended the POV rule by making two significant changes: it eliminated the preliminary Potential Pattern of Violations (PPOV) notice ...

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October 2014

Oct 31, 2014

October 2014

Haul Road Construction and Maintenance

Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Oct 01, 2014

Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Recently, I was involved in a conversation on a LinkedIn forum discussing the best way to balance safety, production and efficiency. In order to achieve balance, it’s imperative to realize that one cannot exist without the others. Too often, safety and ...

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Tales of Route 66: The bones of a country

Oct 01, 2014

Tales of Route 66: The bones of a country

Leaving Winslow, Ariz., we follow the same path described by Steinbeck, past Flagstaff and Williams (the Gateway to the Grand Canyon), and on to Seligman. Route 66 has roughly paralleled I-40 since Oklahoma, and, finally, it veers north away from ...

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Proper selection and maintenance of your dewatering pumps goes a long way toward keeping the plant dry

Oct 01, 2014

Proper selection and maintenance of your dewatering pumps goes a long way toward keeping the plant dry

Submersible dewatering pumps have one clear goal — to move water, whether it’s to another location for reuse or to simply remove water from a low-lying area. For the most part, they require little maintenance. But before you set and forget ...

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Hawaiian drilling an blasting contractor sees productivity improvements and fuel savings with new drills

Oct 01, 2014

Hawaiian drilling an blasting contractor sees productivity improvements and fuel savings with new drills

Over many eons, volcanoes have erupted from the floor of the Pacific Ocean and formed the Hawaiian Islands, which slowly rise from the bottom. Today, those mountains of volcanic rock are a boon for Blasting Technology Inc., a drilling and ...

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