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Large secondary crushing

Aug 29, 2014

Large secondary crushing

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ Kodiak Plus K500+ crusher is the newest and largest to its family of cone crushers. The 500-horsepower, remote-adjust cone crusher fills a demand for larger secondary and cone crushers in high-production operations. A new hybrid ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Unimin’s underground operation in Guion, Ark.

Aug 27, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Unimin’s underground operation in Guion, Ark.

  Unimin's Guion Plant, located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, has an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant. The nearly 100-year-old operation was incorporated in 1917 by the Duncan family and run by several generations ...

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Sneak peek: Inside Unimin’s safety strategies

Aug 25, 2014

Sneak peek: Inside Unimin’s safety strategies

Be sure to check out our plant profile of Unimin's underground operation in Guion, Ark., in the September issue of Aggregates Manager. The company has not only created an interesting and unique underground operation, but it has done so while establishing an ...

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Reduces need for settling ponds

Aug 22, 2014

Reduces need for settling ponds

McLanahan Corp. says its deep cone thickener helps producers do more with their existing resources by reducing or eliminating the need for settling ponds and other structures. They are meant to achieve the highest solids concentration possible through gravity separation. ...

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State grants are down, but not out

Aug 22, 2014

State grants are down, but not out

Despite discussions about ending the state grants program, MSHA announced that it has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 47 states and the Navajo nation in fiscal year 2014. The funds  will be used to provide federally mandated training to ...

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PHOTOS: Osama bin Laden’s family buys famous marble quarry

Aug 18, 2014

PHOTOS: Osama bin Laden’s family buys famous marble quarry

  Marble used in everything from Pantheon to Peace Monument Osama bin Laden's family is now the largest shareholder in Marmi Carrara, an Italian company that mines Tuscany's sought-after Carrara marble, The Telegraph reports. It acquired 50 percent of the company for ...

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Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

Aug 11, 2014

Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

The aggregates industry has a formidable presence in Washington, but when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), another ag industry is having an impressive impact: the agricultural industry. The ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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Rollouts August 2014

Aug 01, 2014

Rollouts August 2014

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry.   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   For Free Product Information Text INFO to 205-289-3782, or visit aggman.com/info.   Scrubs stubborn clay As seen at Hillhead Terex Washing System’s AggreScrub 150 is designed to separate ...

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State and Province News August 2014

Aug 01, 2014

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   Arizona A permitting snafu could change the way Mat-Su Borough works with contractors, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports. Until ...

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The Ripple Effect of the Lafarge and Holcim Megadeal

Aug 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com As the megadeal between Lafarge and Holcim proceeds, it will be interesting to watch the ripple effect across the aggregates industry, both in the United States and around the world. Three months after the merger was announced, the ...

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Supply Lines: Ready for the Long Haul

Aug 01, 2014

Supply Lines:  Ready for  the Long Haul

Manufacturers focus on fuel efficiency, safety, ease of maintenance, and operator insights when updating models. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com     High rimpull for heavy-duty applications Robust and reliable, new Volvo A25G and A30G articulated haulers have powerful, turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo engines. The Volvo drivetrain ...

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