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Ill-Advised Rulemaking

Apr 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   On April 4, a series of public hearings on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed crystalline silica rulemaking will close, and publication of a final rule will likely follow in short order. The proposed rule ...

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Provide the Right Service for Each Customer

Oct 01, 2013

Provide the Right Service for Each Customer

All customers are not created equally and your customer service should determine what is appropriate for each type of customer.   By Joe Galassini   Are all customers created equally? This is a question that many sales managers have been faced with time and ...

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Take Five: Looking Forward

Aug 01, 2013

As one of the industry’s great PR gurus retires, he talks about what works and highlights the industry’s next big challenge.   By John English   Q.) How has the industry changed over your career?   A.) From my perspective, it has changed tremendously. It might ...

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What in the World Happened?

May 01, 2013

What in the World Happened?

After the housing bubble’s burst, will aggregate production get back on trend? By Bill Langer It is quite likely that everybody in the aggregate industry knows aggregate sales have been severely depressed over the past few years. This article is a simple ...

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Proper Dredge Maintenance Yields Higher Profits

Feb 01, 2013

Proper Dredge Maintenance Yields Higher Profits

Four key tasks should be part of a dredge maintenance plan to help ensure long-term operation.   Proper equipment maintenance is the key to long-term success, since it reduces production uncertainty by increasing availability, reducing energy consumption, decreasing or eliminating environmental and ...

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Get with the Program

Nov 01, 2012

Get with the Program

Keep your Interim Tier 4 diesel engines running strong with a comprehensive preventive maintenance program.   By Tim Hilvers     As the power source for an array of heavy-duty equipment, diesel engines are vital to profitable production in the aggregate industry. Producers rely heavily ...

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Romancing the Stone

Oct 04, 2012

By Therese Dunphy   Jennifer Joy Pinniger, who focused on “romancing the stone” for nearly 16 years, will retire as president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) on Nov. 2. Instead, she will enjoy a well-deserved opportunity ...

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Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

Aug 01, 2012

Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com     After three years and nine extensions, the House and Senate both pass a 27-month, $105 billion surface transportation bill. Now the clock is ...

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Bear With It

Aug 01, 2012

Bear With It

New bearing technology helps resolve age-old conveyor challenges.   While bulk conveyors routinely carry heavy loads for the aggregate industry, they can carry daunting operating challenges along the way, too. As an all-too familiar example, the ingress of dirt, sand, and grit ...

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Forecast 2012 – Forward Momentum

Jan 18, 2012

Forecast 2012 – Forward Momentum

The mass may be smaller and the velocity may be slower than desired, but the rock is rolling in the right direction. Momentum is sometimes hard to define. In sports, it may be a crucial play that changes the outcome of ...

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Carved in Stone

Jan 07, 2012

Carved in Stone

Seeking the Philosopher's Stone From the father of soil mechanics to a fictional young wizard, many have sought mythical solutions to complex problems. Alchemists reasoned that the transmutation of cheap metals into gold could be affected by a dry powder made from ...

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Agg Man of the Year 2011

Dec 02, 2011

Agg Man of the Year 2011

Paul Mellott, Jr. leverages his passion and persuasion to create value for his employees, customers, community, and the aggregate industry. by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief In an industry faced with uncertain funding streams, declining production, and constant regulatory challenges, the most successful ...

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