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Therese Dunphy has been covering the aggregates industry since 1991 and helped launch Aggregates Manager in 1996.

MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

Jul 27, 2015

MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

During its July 23 quarterly training call, representatives of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reviewed fatalities and serious accidents in both the coal and metal/non-metal sectors. In the metal/non-metal sector, three accidents took place in sand and gravel ...

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MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

Jul 26, 2015

MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a new Part 50 Training Program during a quarterly training call on July 23. Developed by the agency’s Education, Policy and Development staff, it is a new tool to aid operators and ...

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Reclamation stories worth sharing

Jul 09, 2015

Reclamation stories worth sharing

Earlier this year, I announced Aggregates Manager’s reclamation photo contest on this very page. The contest, which was also promoted on our website, drew more than a dozen entries from operators across North America and created stiff competition for those ...

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Portable plant options

Jul 06, 2015

Portable plant options

Diesel-powered sidewinder IROCK Crushers says customer demand led to its introduction of a diesel option for its line of Sidewinder crushers. It offers the Sidewinder-15 with a 350-horsepower Caterpillar C-9 diesel engine, which powers a 134-horsepower generator for full on-board power. ...

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Operations Illustrated July 2015

Jul 02, 2015

Operations Illustrated  July 2015

By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Rethinking Reclamation Many of the most successful reclamation projects are ones that enhance the community surrounding the site, as well as ties between the operator and the community. An end use that suits the needs of the community ...

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State and Province News: July 2015

Jul 01, 2015

Indiana In early June, Judge Randy Williams ruled against Rogers Group Inc. in a case it brought against Tippecanoe County. The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that the lawsuit involved the county commissioners, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Area Plan ...

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PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

Jun 30, 2015

PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

This spring, Aggregates Manager put out the call for entries into our second annual photo contest. While reclamation posed a bit of a challenge because fewer operators had projects that would allow them to enter, this year's entries did not disappoint. Our top ...

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Equipment acquisition trends

Jun 15, 2015

Equipment acquisition trends

Crushers   Screens   Conveyors   Wheel Loaders   Excavators  

An end to aging iron?

Jun 02, 2015

An end to aging iron?

While the recovery of the aggregates market has been much more on pace with the turtle, rather than the hare, operator responses in a number of areas indicate that it is indeed well under way. In late 2014, operators responding ...

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Aggregates producers talk about investing in iron

Jun 02, 2015

Aggregates producers talk about investing in iron

Earlier this year, the Aggregates Manager 2014-2015 Forecast Study showed that operators are optimistic. A total of 42 percent predicted either excellent or very good business conditions this year. At the same time, reports from the U.S. Geological Survey show ...

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Cat introduces larger sizes of its Tier 4 Final articulated trucks

May 18, 2015

Cat introduces larger sizes of its Tier 4 Final articulated trucks

  After more than five years and $120 million worth of research and development, Caterpillar rolls out its C Series large-scale articulated trucks, including the 735C, 740C EJ, and 745C. The trucks boast Tier 4 Final engines, but "it's not a ...

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Cat backs up claims of fuel efficiency with a guarantee

May 15, 2015

Cat backs up claims of fuel efficiency with a guarantee

Caterpillar is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to fuel efficiency. Long known as gas guzzling equipment, Cat has invested significant resources into improving fuel efficiency and is now ready to back its claim that it ...

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