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Movie Magic Along Route 66

Apr 01, 2014

Movie Magic Along Route 66

You say tomato, and I say Tuh Mater.   By Bill Langer   Mater: My name is Mater. Lightning McQueen: Mater? Mater: Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the “tuh.” From the Pixar/Disney movie ‘Cars’   We resume our journey along Historic Route 66 at Joplin, Mo. Joplin is located ...

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Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal

Jul 16, 2013

Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal

Rosemount, Minnesota, residents last week expressed concerns about water use, population growth and hazardous waste issues associated with the proposed UMore Park, according to a report from Minnesota Daily. The residents, along with Metropolitan Council and Dakota County staff, presented their ...

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Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

Mar 21, 2013

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual meeting, CalPortland's Ron Summers passed the gavel to Ward Nye, president of Martin Marietta Materials, as incoming 2013 chairman of the NSSGA. The rest of the newly ...

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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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Carved in Stone

Mar 03, 2011

Carved in Stone

N is for Non-metallic Annual non-metallic minerals are typically twice the value of metallic minerals, which takes a little of the sparkle out of gold. By Bill Langer Non-metallic noun – ‘The name Non-Metallic, as used, it may be well to state, relates ...

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Carved in Stone

Dec 01, 2010

Carved in Stone

L is for Lava From Mt. Vesuvius to Hawaii, molten rock continues to leave its mark. By Bill Langer Lava (origin): lave, Italian, ‘a streame or gutter suddainly caused by raine’ (John Florio, 1611, A Dictionary Italian & English).   It is ironic that when ...

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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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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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American Concrete Institute seeks Spring 2011 convention session submissions

May 24, 2010

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is currently seeking submissions for sessions taking place during the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla., April 3-7, 2011. More information about current Calls for Papers can be found by visiting www.CallforPapers.concrete.org. Green Building and ...

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Leica Geosystems showcases mine management system at Bauma 2010

Apr 28, 2010

Leica Geosystems showcases mine management system at Bauma 2010

  Leica Geosystems, has presented its full range of mine management systems, including truck and shovel fleet management and optimisation, and dozer, shovel and blast-hole drill high-precision GPS navigation and production monitoring systems, to the European market at Bauma 2010.  Leica Geosystems ...

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Manitowoc unveils ‘world’s largest’ self-erecting crane

Apr 28, 2010

Manitowoc unveils ‘world’s largest’ self-erecting crane

  Manitowoc unveiled the Potain Igo T 130 at Bauma 2010 and says it's the largest self-erecting crane in the world. The crane has an 8-ton maximum capacity. Vincent Milan, senior product manager for self-erecting cranes at Manitowoc, said the new ...

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Potain showcases topless crane line at Bauma

Apr 28, 2010

Potain showcases topless crane line at Bauma

The MDT 368 from Manitowoc’s Potain brand will be featured at this year’s bauma exhibition. The crane, launched last year, is the largest Topless MDT tower crane. It adds new design features to the strong lift and ease-of-assembly familiar to ...

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