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

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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Product of the Week: Durosoil dust control

May 07, 2015

Product of the Week: Durosoil dust control

Soilworks introduces a patent-pending gas-to-liquid technology with its Durosoil dust control product, which, it says, results in the most efficient dust control product in the world. Rather than using petroleum-based dust suppressants or synthetic fluid derivatives made from crude oil, ...

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State and Province News

May 01, 2015

California Vulcan Materials Co. is in the process of transforming all of the original 30- to 50-foot benches at its Azusa operation into 1- and 2-foot microbenches that match the contours of the natural hillside. According to the San Gabriel Valley ...

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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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