Rock Products - The Leading Voice of the Aggregate Industries.
  • Mellott And So Much More

    Mellott And So Much More

    Pennsylvania-Based Mellott Company Has a Rich History and a Mission to Move the Aggregates Industry Forward. By Mark S. Kuhar Read More
  • Engineer Uptime into Your Conveyor’s Bearings

    Engineer Uptime into Your Conveyor’s Bearings

    Regardless Of Size Or Scale, All Conveyors Require Bearings That Are Properly Selected For The Load And Environment. By Brad Droegmiller and Michael Dunn Read More
  • Drone Makes Stockpile Cost Savings Fly High

    Drone Makes Stockpile Cost Savings Fly High

    Accurate Measurement Of Inventory Can Save Aggregates Producers Time And Money. Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

Oct. 24, 2016 – Well, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on one thing: Our roads and bridges are a mess. According to news reports, Trump finally produced an infrastructure...
Read All

Prime-Time Products

Johnson Crushers International showcased the Kodiak K500+, its 500-hp, remote-adjust cone crusher, at the recent MINExpo tradeshow held Sept. 26-28 in Las Vegas.
Read All

Manufacturers in Focus

FLSmidth and Northern Heavy Industries Group Co., Ltd (NHI Group), based in Shenyang, China, have signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture – with an equal amount of...
Read All

People on the Move

Major Wire Industries Limited, a Haver & Boecker company, announced the retirement of Gary Pederson as the vice president of sales after 17 years of loyal service.
Read All

Rock Stars

Doug Oberhelman, chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc., was named the sole recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) highest honor – the “ARTBA Award.”...
Read All

Resource Center

Review Process for Frac Sand Plants Being Discussed

The Buffalo County Land Resources Department is drafting guidelines to help towns review proposed frac sand mining projects, according to the Winona Daily News. The guidelines are the next step toward allowing towns to have direct input on proposals in their jurisdiction, a plan the county included in its updated frac sand regulations earlier this year.

Towns now have advisory say in approving or denying applications. While town boards are in charge of running their own meetings and review processes, a guide created by land resources is intended to help address common issues and questions that arise, particularly because the land resources staff has limited resources.

Staff participation at town board meetings would be limited to the first review of an application, mostly to answer questions and provide general information.

Zoning technician Peter Stoltman said land resources should play a limited role in mining permit reviews at the town level.