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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: Case’s CX350D crawler excavator

Nov 30, 2015

25 Days of Rollouts: Case’s CX350D crawler excavator

Case Construction Equipment's CX350D crawler excavator provides operational gains over previous models and meets the EPA's Tier 4 Final emission standards. Part of a new series of excavators, the line boasts cycle times up to 12 percent faster, improved responsiveness ...

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Kelly Bailey named 2015 AggMan of the Year

Nov 28, 2015

Kelly Bailey named 2015 AggMan of the Year

For more than 40 years, Kelly Bailey, 2015 AggMan of the Year, has worked diligently to protect worker health and safety. As the aggregates industry’s first industrial hygienist, he has pioneered the use of sound science and data collection and ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Baldor Electric’s crusher-duty motors

Nov 27, 2015

25 Days of RollOuts: Baldor Electric’s crusher-duty motors

Baldor Electric says its new line of crusher-duty motors feature improved reliability, performance, and energy efficiency to help lower the total cost of ownership. Baldor-Reliance crusher duty motors are engineered for the demanding high-torque applications and harsh environments of the ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Atlas Copco’s BenchRemote remote operator station

Nov 26, 2015

25 Days of RollOuts: Atlas Copco’s BenchRemote remote operator station

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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25 Days of RollOuts: Allied Construction Products’ portable boom system

Nov 25, 2015

25 Days of RollOuts: Allied Construction Products’ portable boom system

Allied Construction Products, LLC adds a PowerPortable boom system to its Pedestal Breaker System product line. Designed for aggregates and recycling operations, it can be used with stationary or wheel- and track-mounted mobile crushers. Built around Allied’s Rammer, AR Series, ...

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The Moody Flats quarry in California being put on hold leads State and Province News for November

Nov 16, 2015

The Moody Flats quarry in California being put on hold leads State and Province News for November

California 3M put its 1,850-acre Moody Flats Quarry project on hold for now. According to Record Searchlight, the company has not withdrawn its application or its EIR nor does it want to change the scope of the project. It simply isn’t ...

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Drones can improve stockpile analysis and safety

Nov 16, 2015

Drones are increasingly being used to assess the volume and value of stockpiles.

Operators who want quicker turnaround time on stockpile measurements, highwall inspections, and even greenfield surveying are increasingly turning to the use of drones. In fact, it’s the focus of one of Tuesday afternoon's educational sessions at CalCIMA’s 2015 Educational Conference in Monterey, ...

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State grants program gains ground

Nov 12, 2015

State grants program gains ground

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it has awarded $8,441,000 in grant funding to 47 states and the Navajo Nation to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health training courses and other programs. ...

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Aggregates Industry Outlook reflects frustration with lack of long-term highway funding

Nov 08, 2015

Aggregates Industry Outlook reflects frustration with lack of long-term highway funding

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index The Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) dropped nearly 5 percent against September, to an overall score of 122.49. While there are reports of major current transportation projects, there seems to be increasing frustration with the absence of a long-term ...

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Check out the latest mobile screen options for your operation

Nov 05, 2015

Check out the latest mobile screen options for your operation

Screen options for every need Kleemann says its Mobiscreen line has a mobile screen for every need, from the quick-setup MS 16 and MS 19 — which are designed mainly for the contractor, but are also at home within the quarry ...

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PHOTOS: Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry

Nov 01, 2015

PHOTOS: Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry

Romeoville Quarry, a Lehigh Hanson crushed stone operation located in a suburb southwest of Chicago was originally owned by the city's Crown Family. It opened as a Material Service quarry in 1930 and was sold to Lehigh Hanson in 2006. ...

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Weather and transportation funding concerns cause Aggregates Industry Outlook to fall

Oct 06, 2015

Weather and transportation funding concerns cause Aggregates Industry Outlook to fall

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index The Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) fell 1.21 percent against August, to an overall score of 128.42. Although the overall result is well into the positive outlook, it is the lowest number recorded in the AIO’s three-month tenure. Two ...

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