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

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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NSSGA taps Capitol Hill vet as VP of communications

Jul 31, 2014

NSSGA taps Capitol Hill vet as VP of communications

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) new vice president of communications, Bailey Wood, joins the association with plenty of Capitol Hill cred and ambitious plans to help the association grow both its membership base and its sphere of ...

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Aggregates veteran honored by Junior Achievement

Jul 28, 2014

Aggregates veteran honored by Junior Achievement

Many members of the aggregates industry take community service seriously; a fact underscored earlier this month when Sean McLanahan, CEO and sixth-generation family owner of Hollidaysburg, Pa.-based McLanahan Corp., was awarded the Paul I. Detwiler III Achievement Award from Junior ...

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Product of the Week: McLanahan’s filter press line

Jul 24, 2014

Product of the Week: McLanahan’s filter press line

McLanahan introduces an updated version of its filter press line, designed to make operations more efficient, while eliminating the need for settling ponds. Filter press operation has been streamlined with fewer moving parts and a single hydraulic filter. The system ...

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