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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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Data Mining April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Data Mining April 2011

Aggregate shipments show modest increases By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter continues at a slow pace. The themes of balance sheet management, investment in emerging markets, and challenges in meeting the gap between buyer and seller ...

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Cover Your Tracks

Feb 01, 2011

Cover Your Tracks

Operating and maintenance techniques can extend undercarriage life. By Tom Nenne Steel tracks are designed to perform in tough underfoot conditions, but long hours in wet, muddy, slippery, rocky, or abrasive materials can translate into rapid wear and high repair costs. The ...

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Polaris Minerals Q2 results = $4.72 million

Aug 09, 2010

Canada-based Polaris Minerals Corp. on Aug. 9 reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. (Note: All financial results are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.) Sales in the second quarter of 2010 were 344,000 tons generating revenue of ...

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MSHA criticized for poorly training inspectors

May 05, 2010

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration received harsh criticism from the U.S. Department of Labor's inspector general for failure to properly train 56 percent of journeyman (vs. new) inspectors. The report, released the week of March 29,  shows that - ...

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Valley Rubber acquires Rockland International

Mar 23, 2010

Valley Rubber announced on March 11 the purchase of Minden, Nev.-based Rockland International of Minden, Nev., a provider of material delivery solutions for the mining, aggregate, quarry and cement industries. “We are excited about the advanced level of engineering competence Rockland ...

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Major Wire hires Richard Bell as national accounts manager

Mar 01, 2010

Richard Bell has re-joined Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited, a screen media manufacturer, as its national accounts manager. Bell is in charge of progressing current national accounts and creating new agreements that mutually benefit both parties in North America and globally. This ...

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McLanahan Corp. purchases Polymer Operation

Feb 25, 2010

In January of 2009, McLanahan Corporation purchased an existing urethane operation in Florida.  The company primarily produced abrasion resistant mining components for the Southeast region of the United States.  As a result of this purchase, the Polymer Division was created.  Investment ...

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Marietta Marietta posts loss in Q4 2009 but ‘has navigated the most difficult time since the Great Depression’

Feb 25, 2010

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2009, and provided a preliminary outlook for 2010. According to the company, notable items in its fourth-quarter 2009 earnings statement were the following: For the quarter: Net ...

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