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Video of the Week — Michels Materials’ Waterloo Quarry

Feb 20, 2013

I took this week's video of the pit and portable processing plant at Michels Materials' Waterloo Quarry in Wisconsin. You can watch the video on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/aggregatesmanager, or on our YouTube channel. 

Stock market highs and lows

Feb 18, 2013

Stock market highs and lows

The ever-changing status of aggregate stocks caught the attention of the Triangle Business Journal earlier this month. "They've been bouncing all over the place, and, since Thanksgiving, zinging almost back into pre-recession territory," reports Chris Bagley. "But they've edged back ...

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Aggmen in Training

Feb 07, 2013

Aggmen in Training

I have two young grandsons, ages 2 and 4, who visit me quite often. When they visit, one of their favorite things to do is watch the videos I’ve taken at aggregate quarries. While we watch the videos, we talk ...

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Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss DB-100 offers powerful dust suppression

Jan 16, 2013

Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss DB-100 offers powerful dust suppression

Dust Control Technology says its new DustBoss DB-100 dust-suppression unit is engineered for use in large quarries. With a range of more than 100 meters, the machine is able to reach stockpiles 200 to 300 feet high. The atomized misting ...

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A Visit to Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Dec 17, 2012

A Visit to Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

I drove down to the heart of Texas hill country in October to visit Balcones Quarry, a Cemex quarry, but it wasn't the first time I had been there. I made a brief visit to the quarry a year ago ...

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Aggregates at the Movies

Sep 01, 2012

Aggregates at the Movies

Grab some popcorn and compile your list of favorite film-related quotes..   By Bill Langer    Occasionally, while my wife and I watch movies, I jot down lines that might fit into an AggMan article. Pam’s usual response is, “Billy, can’t you just watch ...

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Will we get two more years for emissions compliance?

Sep 01, 2012

Will we get two more years for emissions compliance?

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   The EPA proposes to delay air-quality rules on portland cement for two years, which just might give the industry more time to recover ...

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Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Jun 07, 2012

Sustainability Picks Up Steam

Although many initiatives began in Europe, North American operators are beginning to appreciate the benefits of green business practices. Sustainable operating practices — which have roots in the business strategies of many European construction materials companies — are making their way ...

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NSSGA: House action gets us one step closer to passing a final transportation bill

Apr 19, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives’ passage on April 18 of a surface transportation bill that includes a 90-day extension (from July 1 through Sept. 30) at current funding levels, as well as language approving the Keystone XL pipeline, brings the ...

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Top 25 Rollouts of 2011

Dec 02, 2011

Top 25 Rollouts of 2011

This ConExpo-Con/Agg year yielded a multitude of new products offering everything from reduced emissions to increased productivity. FLSmidth Salt Lake City, Inc. Large feed opening FLSmidth’s Raptor XL500 cone crusher features a large feed opening, high pivot-point crushing action, and wide crushing stroke. ...

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Online Equipment Focus: Maintaining Conveyor Belt Scales

Sep 08, 2011

Conveyor belt scales should be calibrated periodically to ensure the accuracy of your material weight total. by Austin Amos It is important to note that a conveyor belt scale is no different than any other type of scale (i.e., lab balance or ...

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Martin Marietta Q2 results: Net sales were $426.7 million, down from $442.8 million in Q2 2010

Aug 03, 2011

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MMM) announced results on Aug. 2 for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. Ward Nye, president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, says in the MMM earnings report that "despite a continuing difficult ...

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