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

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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Buckhorn Materials develops greenfield site and community goodwill

Jul 22, 2014

Buckhorn Materials develops greenfield site and community goodwill

When Buckhorn Materials, LLC permitted the greenfield site that eventually became Lynches River Quarry in 2007, it encountered some community opposition, despite its rural location. “Once we had the permit, we wanted to show the community that we could blend ...

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Software solutions for improving production, costs and safety

Jul 21, 2014

Software solutions for improving production, costs and safety

The right technology can not only streamline production processes and costs, it can also enhance safety.   Next generation of simulation software AggFlow Design and Manage, from Bedrock Software, LLC, is a hybrid program that allows workers to work on-line or off-line and ...

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CalPortland pleases neighbors by focusing on safety, noise, and dust

Jul 18, 2014

CalPortland pleases neighbors by focusing on safety, noise, and dust

When it comes to making good impressions on neighbors, CalPortland focuses on the triple-threat: safety, noise, and dust. Safety is the top priority, says Bill Larson, vice president of marketing for Glendora, Calif.-based CalPortland Co. “To integrate with the community, it’s ...

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3-year-old takes a turn as quarry foreman

Jul 16, 2014

3-year-old takes a turn as quarry foreman

Graniterock had its youngest team member hard at work on July 8: Renzo, a 3-year-old Seaside, Calif. The tyke suffers from Wilm’s tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer that often strikes children during their preschool years. During play time, ...

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Product of the Week: Liebherr R 956 crawler excavator

Jul 10, 2014

Product of the Week: Liebherr R 956 crawler excavator

With its kinematics and hydraulic power, the new R 956 crawler excavator, from Liebherr, is designed with increased breakout and digging forces for tough operating conditions. The unit weighs in at 117,945 to 123,020 pounds, depending on configuration, and is powered ...

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