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

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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Booths to see at the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo

Mar 17, 2015

Booths to see at the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo

If you are heading to the opening of the AGG 1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, which opens at 11 a.m. today at the Baltimore Convention Center, let Aggregates Manager’s guide to the show help you navigate the more than 350 ...

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MSHA releases focuses on RTLB, releases web tool

Mar 03, 2015

The new RTLB calculator will allow operators to see how their citations in this category benchmark nationally.

Last week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held a conference call with stakeholders to walk them through two new online tools it has released to allow operators and inspectors to track violations of standards it has identified as ...

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Rollouts

Mar 01, 2015

Rollouts

Electromechanical vibrating feeder Deister Machine Co., Inc. will launch the newest addition to its lineup of screening, scalping, and feeding equipment — the New Deister Two-Mass Electromechanical Vibrating Feeder — at AGG1 in Baltimore. The feeder is designed to allow greater ...

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Screen media options for aggregates producers

Mar 01, 2015

Screen media options for aggregates producers

Specialized media for dewatering screens McLanahan Corp. manufactures its own screen media in-house and offers a specialized screen media and mounting system used with dewatering screens. The McLanahan Type 02 Screen Media was specifically designed to carry heavy loads while resisting ...

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Luck Stone takes mining high tech (again!)

Mar 01, 2015

Luck Stone takes mining high tech (again!)

When it comes to innovation within the aggregates industry, Luck Stone stands out. From building an environmentally friendly scalehouse to pioneering its own remote-controlled wheel loader to access additional reserves and protect workers, Luck Stone has a well-earned reputation for ...

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State and Province News

Mar 01, 2015

California 3M submitted a draft environmental impact report (EIR) for its proposed 1,850-acre Moody Flats Quarry in Shasta County, but faces opposition from local residents and California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Record Searchlight reports that more than 300 letters ...

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MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Mar 01, 2015

MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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Quarry reclamation projects to be recognized

Mar 01, 2015

Quarry reclamation projects to be recognized

Before the first shovel of overburden has been removed from most mines, plans are already made for a post-mining land use. Given the size of most aggregate operations, many communities often require approval of these plans before a permit is ...

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