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

25 Days of RollOuts: Obstacle Detection

Dec 03, 2014

25 Days of RollOuts: Obstacle Detection

Brigade Electronics Radar detection for portable plants Brigade Electronics released a line of radar obstacle-detection systems for mobile plants. The Backsense radar system divides a specified detection area into five zones and provides a visual and audible warning when objects enter the ...

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Rick Feltes named AggMan of the Year 2014

Dec 02, 2014

Rick Feltes named AggMan of the Year 2014

Every year, I have the distinct honor of recognizing an outstanding individual whose impact on the aggregates industry go well beyond his or her operation or company. The men and women who have received this award have shaped the industry's ...

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Volvo’s A40G artic offers high clearance

Dec 02, 2014

Volvo’s A40G artic offers high clearance

  Volvo’s A40G articulated haul truck features a new turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo engine that meets Tier 4 Final emission regulations. The drivetrain and inline dropbox are designed for high ground clearance, while the drivetrain delivers high rimpull, lowers fuel consumption, and ...

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AggMan of the year 2014

Dec 02, 2014

AggMan of the year 2014

 “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief The words of the iconic coach sum up what makes the 2014 ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Drilling

Dec 02, 2014

25 Days of RollOuts: Drilling

Atlas Copco Remote-control drilling The Atlas Copco SmartROC T40 is one of the first surface drill rigs from the manufacturer to offer the option of radio remote-control operations by upgrading the rig with a SmartROC radio remote-control kit. The T40 drills hole ...

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Top Rollouts of 2014

Dec 01, 2014

Top Rollouts of 2014

How we made our choices When we ask readers how we can best help them keep track of changes in the products and services they use to produce aggregates, almost everyone wants an annual short list of the really important stuff. No ...

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Workforce Development

Dec 01, 2014

As signs point to growth in the aggregates industry, one lasting impact from the Great Recession may be the lack of qualified workers to fill positions as demand grows. During recent weeks, worker shortage has been the topic of much ...

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State & Province News – December 2014

Dec 01, 2014

Arizona Some of Glendale’s youngest residents got an up close and personal look at a variety of trucks during a recent Touch-a-Truck event. Your West Valley News reports that the event represents a collaborative effort between Empire Cat and Glendale Parks. ...

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VIDEO: Watch a blast at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Nov 28, 2014

VIDEO: Watch a blast at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

At Cemex's Balcones Quarry,  located in New Braunfels, Texas, blasting is a meticulous process. It has to be: portions of the quarry are surrounded by half-million-dollar homes that literally back up to the operation, and the operation blasts three to ...

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Volvo’s new Tier 4 Final loaders are said to be its most fuel-efficient to date

Nov 24, 2014

Volvo’s new Tier 4 Final loaders are said to be its most fuel-efficient to date

The Volvo L110H and L120H are said to be among the manufacturer’s most environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient machines to date. The latest generation of machines in the 18- to 22-ton class is powered by an 8-liter tier 4 Final engine with ...

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Eliminate the fat and increase profits through lean processing

Nov 23, 2014

Eliminate the fat and increase profits through lean processing

To kick off Quarry Academy 2014, held Nov. 18-20 in San Antonio, Jim Caldwell of the Southwest Research Institute laid out a strategy for operators to apply lean and six sigma principles to the quarry process. Noting numerous businesses and executives ...

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Martin Engineering offers self-adjusting belt skirting

Nov 17, 2014

Martin Engineering offers self-adjusting belt skirting

Martin Self Adjusting Skirting is designed to fit any conveyor while reducing maintenance and increasing efficiency. By creating a tight seal to the belt, it prevents spillage and equipment breakdown caused by fugitive material. The skirt requires only 1.25 inches of ...

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