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AggMan of the Year 2013

Dec 01, 2013

AggMan of the Year 2013

Rod Martin shows that family business leaders can have a big impact on state and national issues.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   As a third generation leader of Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Martin Stone Quarries, Inc., Rod Martin grew up in the industry. He worked ...

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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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Wheels Up

Jul 01, 2013

Wheels Up

...and other tips for keeping your portable plant chassis well maintained.   By Dave Anderson   In the aggregates industry, portable crushing and screening plants are more popular than ever. While the heart and soul of a wheeled plant is the crusher and/or screen ...

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Tracking Large Excavator Maintenance

May 01, 2013

Tracking Large Excavator Maintenance

By Rob Marringa Over the past decade, the aggregates industry reached the realization that bigger is better when it comes to excavators. In this high-volume, low-margin business, a machine that can handle a bucket capable of digging up tons of raw ...

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AGG 1 Preview

Mar 01, 2013

AGG 1 Preview

Navigating AGG1 Everything you wanted to know about AGG1…and then some.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor, kclines@randallreilly.com   It’s time for the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, which is, once again, co-located with the World of Asphalt. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, ...

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Forecast 2012: Rock Steady

Jan 01, 2013

Forecast 2012:  Rock Steady

After five years of extremes, the aggregates market sees a slight shift toward the positive.   by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   One term comes to mind when reviewing the results of the 2012-13 Aggregates Manager Forecast Survey: directionally correct. Overall annual business ratings ...

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Rollouts August 2011

Aug 01, 2011

Rollouts August 2011

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. Stronger performance, improved serviceability Caterpillar says its new 390D L hydraulic excavator has a refined design that provides greater hydraulic power, stronger structural components, added safety and convenience ...

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Rollouts May 2011

May 08, 2011

Rollouts May 2011

Crushers Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. By Aggregates Manager Staff ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 was the staging ground for the introduction of many new products and equipment for the aggregate industry. In fact, there were so ...

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AggBeat

May 06, 2011

AggBeat

By Tina Grady Barbaccia Boulder Dash Makes a Bold Statement Hosting a run through the quarry promotes healthy living, employee camaraderie, and community education. The aggregates industry has long suffered from the “Not In My Backyard” (NIMBY) mentality because its operations are often ...

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In it for the Long Haul

Apr 01, 2011

In it for the Long Haul

As equipment optimization strategies evolve, consider steps that can improve your maintenance program, increase haul truck availability, and decrease costs. by Craig Eller and Kevin Gildea, P.E. With the ongoing advancements in maintenance technology, most industries are pursuing initiatives related to condition ...

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Supply Lines

Apr 01, 2011

Supply Lines

Choose Your Partner Picking the right screen media for your operation can make a significant difference in meeting production goals. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor     Compass Wire Cloth Compass Wire Cloth says its aggregate screen division supplies stock and custom fabricated harpwire, finger, non-binding, ...

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RollOuts March 2011

Mar 04, 2011

RollOuts March 2011

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Quicker cycle times Case Construction Equipment says its new F Series wheel loaders provide faster acceleration, quicker cycle times, and higher speeds while delivering ...

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