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

Is your crisis communication plan in place?

May 01, 2015

Is your crisis communication plan in place?

If your operation was suddenly in the spotlight and the news media showed up on your doorstep, could you handle an interview? Do you know who would serve as spokesman for your operation? Would you know what key points to ...

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RollOuts: Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies

May 01, 2015

RollOuts: Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies

Loaders boast bucket-heaping ability KCMA Corp. rolls out the 95Z7 and 115Z7 XTreme wheel loaders. It says the units reflect recent demand for the short boom, load and carry, or two-pass configuration loaders. Both machines were tested in various applications and ...

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Conveyor components keep aggregates rolling smoothly throughout your operation

May 01, 2015

Conveyor components keep aggregates rolling smoothly throughout your operation

Severe-duty conveyor pulleys Its Dodge CEMA conveyor pulleys have been operating the world’s most demanding material handling applications for more than 100 years, says Baldor Electric Co. An extensive range of pulleys can be provided with high-quality lagging designed to ensure ...

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Product of the Week: BenchRemote blast hole drilling

May 01, 2015

Product of the Week: BenchRemote blast hole drilling

Atlas Copco’s BenchRemote remote operator station allows drillers to operate more than 100 yards from the drill, which can be more than 30 yards below them, as long as they maintain line-of-sight radio communications. The increased distance from highwalls and ...

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Product of the Week: Orange Series Rotor components

Apr 24, 2015

Product of the Week: Orange Series Rotor components

Metso’s new Orange Series Rotor components for vertical shaft impact crushers are said to substantially increase uptime through longer parts life and faster service. The manufacturer says the components were reconfigured with a built-in possibility for easy interchange, while the ...

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Georgia Construction Aggregate Association hires public affairs expert as its new executive director

Apr 20, 2015

Georgia Construction Aggregate Association hires public affairs expert as its new executive director

There is a new face at the helm of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA): Jeff Wansley. He succeeds long-time Executive Director John Cardosa, who retired earlier this year. “As we look to the future of our organization, we could not ...

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Product of the Week: John Deere’s 750K crawler dozer

Apr 17, 2015

Product of the Week: John Deere’s 750K crawler dozer

John Deere’s new crawler dozers, the 750K and 850K, not only meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards, but also include features such as EcoMode and an updated Electro-Hydraulic control system. The new control system has features such as blade shake ...

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Product of the Week: Kleemann’s Mobicone MCO 9i EVO cone crusher

Apr 10, 2015

Product of the Week: Kleemann’s Mobicone MCO 9i EVO cone crusher

Kleemann says its Mobicone MCO 9i EVO/MCO 9i S EVO mobile cone crushers offers aggregate producers high-productivity secondary or tertiary crushing in a fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Final compliant machine. The S-version provides a discharge conveyor-mounted final classifying screen with oversized ...

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PHOTOS: Powerscreen rolls out seven mobile crushers and screens at World Dealer Conference

Apr 09, 2015

PHOTOS: Powerscreen rolls out seven mobile crushers and screens at World Dealer Conference

More than 450 distributors and customers from 36 countries attended Powerscreen's World Dealer Conference March 16-19 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Distributors from around the world went to learn how Powerscreen is addressing challenges facing their customers, including the  need for higher quality/more ...

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Show off your best reclamation project

Apr 08, 2015

Show off your best reclamation project

Anyone who has been through the permitting process knows that, even before the first shovel of overburden has been removed, the community wants to know how your site will be reclaimed once mining is complete. The answer to that community ...

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PHOTOS: Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels traces equipment evolution

Apr 07, 2015

PHOTOS: Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels traces equipment evolution

Whether or not you're a fan of yellow iron, there is a lot to be learned from the newly released Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels. The book, written Frank Raczon (along with equipment historian Keith Haddock), highlights the manufacturer's journey from developing ...

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Product of the Week: Komatsu’s PC290LC-11 hydraulic excavator

Apr 03, 2015

Product of the Week: Komatsu’s PC290LC-11 hydraulic excavator

Komatsu America Corp. rolls out its PC290LC-11 hydraulic excavator. With a net 196 horsepower, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the unit is Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Its operating weight ranges from 66,359 to 68,122 pounds. Equipped with the latest Komtrax technology, ...

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