Operations and Management

Getting the story about Barre Granite straight from the source

Getting the story about Barre Granite...

- Dec 29, 2015

During this past year, I have quoted many people in my articles about Barre Granite. I unintentionally ignored the rocks, ...

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Operations Illustrated – December 2015: The benefits of overland conveyors

Operations Illustrated – December 2015: The...

- Dec 23, 2015

By Mary Foster, Contributing Editor Benefits of Overland Conveyors Conveyors cover a lot of ground…no pun intended. There are many different types ...

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Tips to keep trucks moving throughout the operation

Tips to keep trucks moving throughout the...

- Dec 18, 2015

By Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor Keep Trucks Moving Moving customer trucks in and out of aggregate plants can sometimes seem like herding ...

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IMI’s McCordsville Quarry approaches its final chapter

IMI’s McCordsville Quarry approaches...

- Dec 17, 2015

Every good business plan starts with a vision, and that was what Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) had when it opened ...

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Operations Illustrated – November 2015

Operations Illustrated – November 2015

- Nov 20, 2015

By Mary Foster, Contributing Editor Understanding the Root Causes of Flyrock The issue of flyrock in aggregates blasting is diminishing. “Our practices, ...

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Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry demonstrates how energy efficiency pays off

Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry...

- Nov 11, 2015

Romeoville Quarry, a Lehigh Hanson crushed stone operation located in a suburb southwest of Chicago, opened as a Material Service ...

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The women of Barre, Vt., earned a living as boardinghouse keepers as the men toiled away at the quarry

The women of Barre, Vt., earned a living as...

- Nov 10, 2015

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, hard-working men developed a booming granite industry in Barre, Vt., but we ...

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

Aggregates Industry Outlook reflects...

- Nov 08, 2015

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index The Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) dropped nearly 5 percent against September, to an overall score of 122.49. While ...

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PHOTOS: Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry

PHOTOS: Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville...

- Nov 01, 2015

Romeoville Quarry, a Lehigh Hanson crushed stone operation located in a suburb southwest of Chicago was originally owned by the ...

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Silicosis was misdiagnosed as tuberculosis in the late 1800s, making treatment difficult

Silicosis was misdiagnosed as tuberculosis in...

- Oct 11, 2015

By 1892, Barre granite had become a premier stone for monuments, mausoleums, and gravestones. PneuRockmatic machinery was introduced to help ...

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