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May 24, 2019 – The Board of Directors of MDU Resources Group Inc. approved the formation of an Environmental and Sustainability Committee at the board level. "More focused oversight by...

Prime-Time Products

CDE has launched the Combo all-in-one wet processing plant. The Combo encompasses five processes – feeding, sizing, sand washing, stockpiling and complete integrated water management, which is a first for...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Screening equipment is a major capital investment across a myriad of industrial processing applications including: limestone, aggregates, minerals, coal, slag, sand, gravel and clay, among others.
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The Strategist

**Cross Posted from sister publication Concrete Products** By Pierre Villere If you flip to my column this month in Rock Products, the sister publication to this magazine, you will read the...
Over the course of the last several months, I have been in discussions with the fine editors at several SEMCO Publishing titles, including this magazine. After a decade and a...

People on the Move

Breaker Technology Inc. (BTI) welcomed Todd Francis as regional manager for U.S. South Central, representing BTI’s business in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. BTI’s primary business in this...
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Rock Stars

Randy Lake, president of CRH Americas Materials, addressed the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention on Feb. 10 for the final time as chairman of the association.
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Frac Sand

Study: Methane Leakage from Shale Gas Lower Than Alleged

Initial findings from a new comprehensive study undertaken by the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas found that methane leakage rates from natural gas systems were far below estimates of previous studies.

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Using Passive Microseismic Monitoring For Site Safety

By Taylor Milne, Andrew Weir-Jones, and Alireza Taale

With mine- and drill-site safety becoming an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine or drill site that may consist of rock structures or structural discontinuities.

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Wisconsin Town Votes for Permit Moratorium

The Trempealeau County, Wis., Board in Whitehall voted 12-0 to not consider any new silica-sand removal permits for a year, according to the Pierce County
Herald.

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Permit Approval Raises Eyebrows

The Town of Bridgeport, Minn.'s decision to approve two permits for a controversial frac sand mine had conflict-of-interest issues, including those involving two Planning Commission members who had family working for the mining company at the time of their vote, according to a lawsuit.

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