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From Nothing — A Successful Business

Nov 01, 2012

From Nothing — A Successful Business

The Aguilar family didn’t let starting out with nothing but a truck and a screen stop them from turning their small business into a prosperous company.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   The small town of Socorro, N.M., just south of Albuquerque, is ...

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Maximize Mobile Productivity

May 01, 2012

Maximize Mobile Productivity

Use these seven maintenance practices to keep mobile crushers dependable throughout their working life. By Paul McLaren     Today’s mobile crushers are rugged and dependable machines, but crushing and processing material can result in excessive wear on certain components, excessive vibration throughout the ...

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Rock Science

Apr 01, 2012

Rock Science

Consider the impact of the physical and chemical properties of the parts when evaluating the whole. By Bill Langer After I retired from the U.S. Geological Survey last November, my wife, Pam, and I moved to Phoenix, Ariz. We currently live with ...

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The Bucket List

Jan 18, 2012

The Bucket List

Check out this round up of buckets and teeth that can help your operation dig up big profits. by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Specialty buckets for excavators allow operators to crush or screen material on site, on the go. Rotobec Rotobec says ...

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Carved in Stone

Nov 13, 2011

Carved in Stone

W is for Weathered Rock An old-school sound test demonstrates the difference between soil, core stones, and solid bedrock. Early in my career, I worked on a project in the northern Virginia province of Piedmont. I was preparing a map and report ...

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Graniterock launches free construction calculator iPhone App Version 2.0

Oct 23, 2011

Graniterock has released a new mobile application — i.e. app — allowing Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users to access a broad range of construction materials calculators. The free app, Graniterock Construction Calculator, is part of the company’s effort to make ...

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Carved in Stone

Jun 01, 2011

Carved in Stone

R is for Rocksicle A Front Range perspective on managing and shipping aggregates. By Bill Langer Rocksicle (rok-si-kuhl) noun – similar to a rock glacier, which is a glacier-like mass of rock with interstitial ice. Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to ...

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Petrocon launches national tire program for its members

May 11, 2011

Petrocon Corp. has launched a national tire program to its members. In the first month of introduction, nearly 200 members enrolled into the program, by a world’s top tire producer.  With the program, Petrocon members become part of a 24/7, emergency ...

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ACI presenting Florida Concrete & Products Association with Distinguished Achievement Award

Mar 14, 2011

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will present its Distinguished Achievement Award to the Florida Concrete & Products Association (FC&PA) at the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. During the convention’s opening session on Sunday, April 3, at 5:15 p.m., the ...

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Highway Equipment Company selling Flow Boy line, name

Jun 28, 2010

Highway Equipment Company (HECO) plans to sell its Flow Boy trade name and product line of asphalt, aggregate, and concrete live bottom trailers. The company says its selling Flow Boy will allow it to focus on its core Hi-Way road maintenance equipment ...

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CalCIMA calls for conference papers

Jun 28, 2010

Paper proposals related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready mixed concrete, cement and asphalt industries for the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)2010 Education Conference are are being accepted. Proposals are being accepted in all segments of the industry; aggregate ...

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Command Alkon, Systech form Integra Product Division

Jun 14, 2010

Command Alkon, Systech form Integra Product Division

Command Alkon and Systech Incorporated leaders in integrated solutions for the construction and bulk materials industries celebrate the formation of The Integra Product Division of Command Alkon. “The Command Alkon Integra Product Division will add more depth and breadth to the ...

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