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Breaker Technology Inc. and Breaker Technology Ltd., an ASTEC Industries Company is showing its range of hydraulic excavator attachments for construction and demolition projects, and its MRH Rockbreaker System for...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Superior Industries Inc. announced a new partnership with AMPCO Minerals. This investment furthers Superior’s goal to improve responsiveness, reliability and quality of its North American supply chain.
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The Strategist

By: Pierre G. Villere It’s 2020. Goodness, where did the year go? I am positive the boxes of Christmas decorations that came out of the attic did not have any dust...

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Giuseppe Campanelli has been appointed president, Minerals Services business area and a member of Metso’s executive team effective Jan. 2. Previously he has been a member of the Minerals Services...
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The National Mining Association (NMA) announced that Jeffrey Dawes of Komatsu will chair MINExpo International 2020. A long-time leader within Komatsu and the industry, Dawes is vice president of Komatsu’s...
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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.

Existing sites will not be allowed to expand, either, while county officials study the impact of frac-sand mining on people’s health. County environmental director Kevin Lien says the public has questions that local officials cannot answer. The moratorium’s author, Supervisor Sally Miller, says it will slow things down and quote, “give us a chance to catch our breath.”

Trempealeau County has 10 frac-sand mines operating, and 16 other sites are in various stages of development after getting permits. Those sites cover more than 4,700 acres. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Trempealeau County has issued more frac-sand mining permits in the last 36 months than any other county in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Wisconsin alone has over 100 facilities.

Supervisor Miller recently complained that fellow County Board member David Suchla broke ethics laws by engaging in his own proposed frac-sand operation with a Texas firm. Suchla admits being in the frac-sand business but said he has not violated anything. A prosecutor in nearby La Crosse is investigating.