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

When it comes to transportation funding, is it better to laugh or cry?

Apr 01, 2015

When it comes to transportation funding, is it better to laugh or cry?

In March, John Oliver brought a new approach to the age-old debate over infrastructure spending — humor. In a 21-minute “Infrastructure” segment of his HBO show Last Week Tonight, Oliver had a unique, but accurate, perspective on why it’s so ...

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Roll Outs

Apr 01, 2015

Roll Outs

Improved blasting system Dyno Nobel and its joint venture partner, DetNet, offer the new DigiShot 300 RF system, which is designed to improve safety of blasting operations. The system is designed for single-box firing with the capability of firing up to ...

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Washing and classifying equipment can help operators capture and clean more saleable product

Apr 01, 2015

Washing and classifying equipment can help operators capture and clean more saleable product

Classifying tanks with updated control system Designed to remove large volumes of excess water from feed material, EIW Classifying Tanks smooth out feed fluctuations and remove excess sand particles for a consistent in-spec product. Recently, the MARK VI computerized sand re-blending ...

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Product of the Week: Deister Machine Co.’s electromechanical vibrating feeder

Mar 27, 2015

Product of the Week: Deister Machine Co.’s electromechanical vibrating feeder

Deister Machine Co., Inc. launched the newest addition to its lineup of screening, scalping, and feeding equipment — the Deister Two-Mass Electromechanical Vibrating Feeder — at AGG1 in Baltimore. The feeder is designed to allow greater control over high-capacity feed ...

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Product of the Week: Metso’s Nordberg GP7 gyratory crusher

Mar 24, 2015

Product of the Week: Metso’s Nordberg GP7 gyratory crusher

Metso continues to expand its range of high-capacity crushers with the launch of the Nordberg GP7, its largest secondary gyratory to date. The new 58-ton crusher is said to feature an ideal combination of feed opening, cavity design, and capacity, ...

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Celebrate the generational differences in the workplace

Mar 19, 2015

Celebrate the generational differences in the workplace

Can't we all just get along? Maybe, but it depends on how adept your managers and workforce are at navigating the dynamics of the four unique generations currently at work in the labor market. That was the message author David Stillman ...

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PHOTOS: NSSGA closes convention with a focus on leadership

Mar 18, 2015

Paul Detwiler III turned over the chairman's gavel to Charlie Luck IV, who will serve as chairman of NSSGA through the next annual convention.

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual convention, much of the focus was on people within the industry. Current leaders were recognized for their service, and David Stillman, author of When Generations Collide: ...

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Keep neighbors happy with a solid trucker policy

Mar 18, 2015

Keep neighbors happy with a solid trucker policy

Keeping neighbors happy can be tricky business, and one of the most difficult aspects to control is the one that happens outside the gates of your operation: trucks hauling your material. "Once a truck leaves the gate, that's who the ...

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Gallery: Photos from Bluegrass Material Co.’s Texas Quarry

Mar 18, 2015

Gallery: Photos from Bluegrass Material Co.’s Texas Quarry

Participants at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual convention had the opportunity to tour Bluegrass Material Co.'s Texas Quarry, which Bluegrass President Ted Baker describes as the company's flagship quarry. "This is our biggest quarry both sales ...

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Metso rolls out new crushers at AGG1

Mar 17, 2015

Metso rolls out new crushers at AGG1

Metso (Booth 1373) introduced a number of new crushers, including a new cone crusher at AGG1 2015. It says it designed the new HP5 with safety, simplicity, and eco-efficiency in mind. Automatic settings, specialized maintenance tools, reduced emissions, and energy-efficient motors ...

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W.S. Tyler announces name change, introduces screen technology

Mar 17, 2015

W.S. Tyler announces name change, introduces screen technology

W. S. Tyler (Booth 2510) announced that it will offer the full lineup of its parent company, Haver & Boecker, throughout North America. As a reflection, it will adopt the Haver & Boecker name.   “Haver & Boecker has a long, established ...

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Bill Shuster talks about long-term transportation funding

Mar 17, 2015

Bill Shuster talks about long-term transportation funding

During the opening general session of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Annual Convention in Baltimore, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) outlined the status of three important issues to the aggregates industry: highway funding, FAA reauthorization, ...

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