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The all-new Cat D6 dozer delivers new levels of efficiency and performance with a choice of Electric Drive or Fully Automatic power train. A redesigned purpose-built VPAT dozer offers best-in-class...
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Manufacturers in Focus

In a continuation of last month’s Quarry and Aggregates (Q&A) Forum, Terex Materials Processing’s President Kieran Hegarty talked about various issues impacting the aggregates industry.
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People on the Move

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced that it has hired Chuck Fuqua as its vice president of communications. Fuqua brings over two decades of experience in communications...
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Emily Haas, Ph.D., is the winner of an Arthur S. Flemming award presented by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Hass has co-authored...
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The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) and The AED Foundation announced a partnership with the Manufacturing Institute's new program, Heroes MAKE America (HMA). As an approved Department of Defense Skillbridge program, HMA is designed to help place military veterans into careers...
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  • From Greenfield to Stonefield

    A Maine construction-materials producer develops a quarry from the ground up and it now feeds a new ready mix plant As well.
  • Keep Training ON TRACK

    When it Comes to Drilling and Blasting, Technology and Training are the Keys to Improving Your Bottom Line.
  • Aggregates Industry Review and Forecast

    A look at where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going.
  • Transportation Project Task Force Launches

    The kick-off meeting of a new AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee task force organized to develop management, policy, regulatory and legislative recommendations that could significantly accelerate highway and transit project delivery was held at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s headquarters
  • Transportation Project Task Force Launches

    The kick-off meeting of a new AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee task force organized to develop management, policy, regulatory and legislative recommendations that could significantly accelerate highway and transit project delivery was held at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s headquarters
  • Artba Opposes Epa Ozone Proposal

    A proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten ozone standards threatens to put hundreds of communities across America out of compliance with the Clean Air Act and, in turn, places federal highway funds for those areas at risk
  • Artba Opposes Epa Ozone Proposal

    A proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten ozone standards threatens to put hundreds of communities across America out of compliance with the Clean Air Act and, in turn, places federal highway funds for those areas at risk
  • Artba Opposes Epa Ozone Proposal

    A proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten ozone standards threatens to put hundreds of communities across America out of compliance with the Clean Air Act and, in turn, places federal highway funds for those areas at risk
  • Three Ug Miners Rescued

    A truck fire that broke out Jan. 21 at Doe Run Co.’s Viburnum #29 lead-zinc mine in Bunker, Mo., trapped three miners when their escape route became blocked by the 30-ton haulage vehicle.
  • Three Ug Miners Rescued

    A truck fire that broke out Jan. 21 at Doe Run Co.’s Viburnum #29 lead-zinc mine in Bunker, Mo., trapped three miners when their escape route became blocked by the 30-ton haulage vehicle.
  • Agg 1 Version 2

    This month the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association holds its annual convention in conjunction with the Agg1 Forum and Expo. This marks the second year for the show since the association consolidated most of its educational programs and expositions under Agg1.
  • Mining Industry Donates To Haitian Relief Effort

    Several companies involved with aggregate mining are donating cash and supplies to help recovery efforts in Haiti following that country’s devastating earthquake
  • Mining Industry Donates To Haitian Relief Effort

    Several companies involved with aggregate mining are donating cash and supplies to help recovery efforts in Haiti following that country’s devastating earthquake
  • Mining Industry Donates To Haitian Relief Effort

    Several companies involved with aggregate mining are donating cash and supplies to help recovery efforts in Haiti following that country’s devastating earthquake
  • Mining Industry Donates To Haitian Relief Effort

    Several companies involved with aggregate mining are donating cash and supplies to help recovery efforts in Haiti following that country’s devastating earthquake
  • Mining Industry Donates To Haitian Relief Effort

    Several companies involved with aggregate mining are donating cash and supplies to help recovery efforts in Haiti following that country’s devastating earthquake
  • Personnel Change At Heidelbergcement

    Following an application of the company, the Local Court (Amtsgericht) of Mannheim/Germany has supplemented the supervisory board of HeidelbergCement AG and appointed Dr.-Ing. Herbert L¸tkestratkˆtter and Alan Murray as members of the supervisory board to represent the shareholders.
  • Personnel Change At Heidelbergcement

    Following an application of the company, the Local Court (Amtsgericht) of Mannheim/Germany has supplemented the supervisory board of HeidelbergCement AG and appointed Dr.-Ing. Herbert L¸tkestratkˆtter and Alan Murray as members of the supervisory board to represent the shareholders.
  • Fisher Sand & Gravel Receives Three Msha Safety Awards

    Fisher Sand & Gravel Company was recently recognized by the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Rocky Mountain District, with three awards for outstanding safety achievements in 2008
  • Fisher Sand & Gravel Receives Three Msha Safety Awards

    Fisher Sand & Gravel Company was recently recognized by the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Rocky Mountain District, with three awards for outstanding safety achievements in 2008
  • Fisher Sand & Gravel Receives Three Msha Safety Awards

    Fisher Sand & Gravel Company was recently recognized by the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Rocky Mountain District, with three awards for outstanding safety achievements in 2008
  • Equipment Distributors Urge Congress On Highway Bill

    Congress' failure to renew the federal highway program has real economic consequences for Texas and the rest of the country, construction equipment industry leaders said at a rally today at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • Equipment Distributors Urge Congress On Highway Bill

    Congress' failure to renew the federal highway program has real economic consequences for Texas and the rest of the country, construction equipment industry leaders said at a rally today at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • Komatsu Group Pledges $100K To Haitian Relief Efforts

    Komatsu America will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist Haiti in the wake of the earthquake devastation there. Komatsu America Corp. will also match dollar-for-dollar all contributions made by its employees to the American Red Cross.
  • Komatsu Group Pledges $100K To Haitian Relief Efforts

    Komatsu America will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist Haiti in the wake of the earthquake devastation there. Komatsu America Corp. will also match dollar-for-dollar all contributions made by its employees to the American Red Cross.
  • Suzio Wins Nssga Safety Award

    Cheryl Suzio, vice president for safety at York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co., Meriden, Conn., was named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's 2009 James M. Christie
  • Suzio Wins Nssga Safety Award

    Cheryl Suzio, vice president for safety at York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co., Meriden, Conn., was named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's 2009 James M. Christie
  • Transportation Committee Marks Mid-Term Achievements

    In three years under Chairman James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.), the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure has surpassed its 2003-2005 productivity in every category except the number of subcommittee markups
  • Transportation Committee Marks Mid-Term Achievements

    In three years under Chairman James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.), the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure has surpassed its 2003-2005 productivity in every category except the number of subcommittee markups
  • Dot: $94 Million For Federal Lands Road Projects

    Sixty-eight road projects in 31 states will receive $93.9 million in Public Lands Highways grant funds to improve access to public lands
  • Dot: $94 Million For Federal Lands Road Projects

    Sixty-eight road projects in 31 states will receive $93.9 million in Public Lands Highways grant funds to improve access to public lands
  • Expert Testifies On Real Estate Recovery

    Real estate expert Kenneth Rosen testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission last week and said the current U.S. housing market will continue a slow recovery of three to four years
  • Expert Testifies On Real Estate Recovery

    Real estate expert Kenneth Rosen testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission last week and said the current U.S. housing market will continue a slow recovery of three to four years
  • Lahood Speaks At Transportation Research Meeting

    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood addressed attendees at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting last week. Below are his remarks
  • Lahood Speaks At Transportation Research Meeting

    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood addressed attendees at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting last week. Below are his remarks
  • Recovery Act Results Reported

    The Council of Economic Advisers released the second quarterly report on the economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Because identifying the impact of macroeconomic policy is inherently difficult, the group reported the results from two CEA approaches and those of a number of respected analysts, including the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office
  • Recovery Act Results Reported

    The Council of Economic Advisers released the second quarterly report on the economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Because identifying the impact of macroeconomic policy is inherently difficult, the group reported the results from two CEA approaches and those of a number of respected analysts, including the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office
  • Knife River Marks 11Th Year Of Safety Improvements

    In 2009, Knife River employees showed reduced injury and illness rates for 11 consecutive years, reaching overall recordable incidence rate and lost-time accident rates far below the national average. In the past 11 years
  • Knife River Marks 11Th Year Of Safety Improvements

    In 2009, Knife River employees showed reduced injury and illness rates for 11 consecutive years, reaching overall recordable incidence rate and lost-time accident rates far below the national average. In the past 11 years
  • Granite Construction Wins Miss. Bridge Project

    Granite Construction has been awarded a $22.4 million contract by the Mississippi Department of Transportation for the demolition of the U.S. 82 Greenville Bridge located approximately 100 miles northwest of Jackson, Miss
  • Granite Construction Wins Miss. Bridge Project

    Granite Construction has been awarded a $22.4 million contract by the Mississippi Department of Transportation for the demolition of the U.S. 82 Greenville Bridge located approximately 100 miles northwest of Jackson, Miss
  • Three Aggregate Companies Win Nssga Award

    Operations from Hedrick Industries, Salisbury, N.C.; Rogers Group, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; and Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, Ala., received top honors in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s National Stars of Excellence program. Two facilities operated by Vulcan were honored
  • Three Aggregate Companies Win Nssga Award

    Operations from Hedrick Industries, Salisbury, N.C.; Rogers Group, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; and Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, Ala., received top honors in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s National Stars of Excellence program. Two facilities operated by Vulcan were honored
  • Cemtrex Finishes Year With $6.9 Million In Sales

    Cemex’s 2009 market highlights include the share price moving from less than one cent to a 52-week high of $0.75; the stock moving from Pink Sheets to OTCBB; there are 39.7 million outstanding shares; the company had sales of nearly $7 million and net income of $155,010 for the fiscal year, which ended Sept.
  • Cemtrex Finishes Year With $6.9 Million In Sales

    Cemex’s 2009 market highlights include the share price moving from less than one cent to a 52-week high of $0.75; the stock moving from Pink Sheets to OTCBB; there are 39.7 million outstanding shares; the company had sales of nearly $7 million and net income of $155,010 for the fiscal year, which ended Sept.
  • Epa Regs May Hike Price To Moving Rock By Water

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently adopted new maritime emissions regulations, something the Lake Carrier's Association has been actively following. We asked LCA President James Weakley what impact these rules would have on the cost of moving aggregate by ship and what is going on with dredging the waterways.
  • Glass Replaces Cement In Campus Concrete Blocks

    A new 56,000-square-foot student center at Clarkson University is being built with locally produced concrete blocks made with 20% less Portland cement; the cement is replaced with recycled glass powder
  • Glass Replaces Cement In Campus Concrete Blocks

    A new 56,000-square-foot student center at Clarkson University is being built with locally produced concrete blocks made with 20% less Portland cement; the cement is replaced with recycled glass powder
  • Glass Replaces Cement In Campus Concrete Blocks

    A new 56,000-square-foot student center at Clarkson University is being built with locally produced concrete blocks made with 20% less Portland cement; the cement is replaced with recycled glass powder
  • Gray Wins State Aggregate Assoc Exec Award

    Ronald H. Gray, executive director of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, has been named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's 2009 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.
  • Gray Wins State Aggregate Assoc Exec Award

    Ronald H. Gray, executive director of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, has been named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's 2009 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.
  • Gray Wins State Aggregate Assoc Exec Award

    Ronald H. Gray, executive director of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, has been named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's 2009 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.
  • Gray Wins State Aggregate Assoc Exec Award

    Ronald H. Gray, executive director of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, has been named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's 2009 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.
  • Txi Reports Second Quarter Results

    Texas Industries reported financial results for the quarter ended Nov. 30, 2009. Net income was a loss of $3.7 million and included after tax gains from sales of emission credits of $2.1 million
  • Txi Reports Second Quarter Results

    Texas Industries reported financial results for the quarter ended Nov. 30, 2009. Net income was a loss of $3.7 million and included after tax gains from sales of emission credits of $2.1 million
  • Job Satisfaction At Lowest Level In Two Decades

    Americans of all ages and income brackets continue to grow increasingly unhappy at work—a long-term trend that should be a red flag to employers, according to a report by The Conference Board
  • Job Satisfaction At Lowest Level In Two Decades

    Americans of all ages and income brackets continue to grow increasingly unhappy at work—a long-term trend that should be a red flag to employers, according to a report by The Conference Board
  • Practices Of Innovative Ceos

    The most innovative CEOs spend 50% more time practicing five specific innovation skills than do their less creative counterparts, according to a six-year study by three prominent business scholars.
  • Practices Of Innovative Ceos

    The most innovative CEOs spend 50% more time practicing five specific innovation skills than do their less creative counterparts, according to a six-year study by three prominent business scholars.
  • Labor Data Points To Beginning Of Job Creation Process

    The December 84,000-job loss figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was more than projected, but a three-month data review suggests that labor conditions are improving at a pace better than expected.<
  • Labor Data Points To Beginning Of Job Creation Process

    The December 84,000-job loss figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was more than projected, but a three-month data review suggests that labor conditions are improving at a pace better than expected.<
  • Mining Fatalities Record Low In 2009

    Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that mine fatalities in 2009 fell to an all-time low for the second straight year.
  • Mining Fatalities Record Low In 2009

    Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that mine fatalities in 2009 fell to an all-time low for the second straight year.
  • Agg1 Launches Interactive Website

    Industry professionals can go online to access all the information they need to register for and participate in the upcoming AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo and World of Asphalt Show and Conference.

    The show

  • Agg1 Launches Interactive Website

    Industry professionals can go online to access all the information they need to register for and participate in the upcoming AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo and World of Asphalt Show and Conference.

    The show

  • Transportation Top Priority For Counties Group

    Surface transportation and aviation program reauthorizations, the inclusion of county priorities in any jobs creation package and in health care reform efforts, and a reduction of unfunded mandates are top legislative priorities in 2010 for the National Association of Counties
  • Transportation Top Priority For Counties Group

    Surface transportation and aviation program reauthorizations, the inclusion of county priorities in any jobs creation package and in health care reform efforts, and a reduction of unfunded mandates are top legislative priorities in 2010 for the National Association of Counties
  • Responsibility For Authority

    I recently gave a short presentation to a group of lead men concerning their responsibilities under the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. In that lecture,
  • A Great Start For The Mining Industry

    What better news could there be to start the year than that 2009 was a record-low year for mining fatalities? The news is tempered by the 16 metal and
  • Appealing Msha Made Difficult With Loose Talk

    A case involving multiple allegations of unwarrantable failure against a North Carolina granite extraction and crushing facility and its foreman resulted
  • Dear Congress: Msha Over-Regulating

    Aggregates sector officials are calling for relief from the Mine Safety and Health Administration which many believe has taken enforcement of safety rules
  • Blasting Contractors Getting Squeezed

    Several regulatory factors driven by the Mine Safety and Health Administration are bearing down on blasting contractors. This is especially troubling
  • Responsibility For Authority

    I recently gave a short presentation to a group of lead men concerning their responsibilities under the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. In that lecture,
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    SAFETY BIFOCALS Gateway Safety offers two styles of bifocal eye protection, StarLite MAG and Scorpion MAG, which come in four diopter strengths: 1.0,
  • A Great Start For The Mining Industry

    What better news could there be to start the year than that 2009 was a record-low year for mining fatalities? The news is tempered by the 16 metal and
  • Aim For Understanding When Communicating

    We don't worry enough about being misunderstood. Research indicates that people really are not paying attention much of the time, and when they are, they
  • Appealing Msha Made Difficult With Loose Talk

    A case involving multiple allegations of unwarrantable failure against a North Carolina granite extraction and crushing facility and its foreman resulted
  • Dear Congress: Msha Over-Regulating

    Aggregates sector officials are calling for relief from the Mine Safety and Health Administration which many believe has taken enforcement of safety rules
  • Blasting Contractors Getting Squeezed

    Several regulatory factors driven by the Mine Safety and Health Administration are bearing down on blasting contractors. This is especially troubling
  • Blasting Contractors Getting Squeezed

    Several regulatory factors driven by the Mine Safety and Health Administration are bearing down on blasting contractors. This is especially troubling
  • Computing The Tax Write-Off

    In the not so distant past, every aggregate operation, whether a small strip mine or a massive quarry, often spent large amounts of money hiring a programmer
  • Software And Automation For The Aggregate Industry

    Twenty years ago, no one would call mining a high-tech profession. They blasted, dug, hauled and crushed. Then came the computer and the Internet, transforming
  • Responsibility For Authority

    I recently gave a short presentation to a group of lead men concerning their responsibilities under the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. In that lecture,
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    SAFETY BIFOCALS Gateway Safety offers two styles of bifocal eye protection, StarLite MAG and Scorpion MAG, which come in four diopter strengths: 1.0,
  • A Great Start For The Mining Industry

    What better news could there be to start the year than that 2009 was a record-low year for mining fatalities? The news is tempered by the 16 metal and
  • Aim For Understanding When Communicating

    We don't worry enough about being misunderstood. Research indicates that people really are not paying attention much of the time, and when they are, they
  • Appealing Msha Made Difficult With Loose Talk

    A case involving multiple allegations of unwarrantable failure against a North Carolina granite extraction and crushing facility and its foreman resulted
  • Dear Congress: Msha Over-Regulating

    Aggregates sector officials are calling for relief from the Mine Safety and Health Administration which many believe has taken enforcement of safety rules
  • Blasting Contractors Getting Squeezed

    Several regulatory factors driven by the Mine Safety and Health Administration are bearing down on blasting contractors. This is especially troubling
  • Computing The Tax Write-Off

    In the not so distant past, every aggregate operation, whether a small strip mine or a massive quarry, often spent large amounts of money hiring a programmer
  • Software And Automation For The Aggregate Industry

    Twenty years ago, no one would call mining a high-tech profession. They blasted, dug, hauled and crushed. Then came the computer and the Internet, transforming
  • Computing The Tax Write-Off

    In the not so distant past, every aggregate operation, whether a small strip mine or a massive quarry, often spent large amounts of money hiring a programmer
  • Appealing Msha Made Difficult With Loose Talk

    A case involving multiple allegations of unwarrantable failure against a North Carolina granite extraction and crushing facility and its foreman resulted
  • Aim For Understanding When Communicating

    We don't worry enough about being misunderstood. Research indicates that people really are not paying attention much of the time, and when they are, they
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    SAFETY BIFOCALS Gateway Safety offers two styles of bifocal eye protection, StarLite MAG and Scorpion MAG, which come in four diopter strengths: 1.0,
  • Software And Automation For The Aggregate Industry

    Twenty years ago, no one would call mining a high-tech profession. They blasted, dug, hauled and crushed. Then came the computer and the Internet, transforming
  • Software And Automation For The Aggregate Industry

    Twenty years ago, no one would call mining a high-tech profession. They blasted, dug, hauled and crushed. Then came the computer and the Internet, transforming
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    SAFETY BIFOCALS Gateway Safety offers two styles of bifocal eye protection, StarLite MAG and Scorpion MAG, which come in four diopter strengths: 1.0,
  • Software And Automation For The Aggregate Industry

    Twenty years ago, no one would call mining a high-tech profession. They blasted, dug, hauled and crushed. Then came the computer and the Internet, transforming
  • Innovations For The Aggregate Industry

    SAFETY BIFOCALS Gateway Safety offers two styles of bifocal eye protection, StarLite MAG and Scorpion MAG, which come in four diopter strengths: 1.0,
  • Msha: Fatalities At All-Time Low In 2008

    Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released today show that mine fatalities in 2008 fell to an all-time low recording a 31 percent drop from 2007. Metal/nonmetal mines recorded the lowest level of fatalities in that sector of mining since statistics were first recorded in 1910, and the fatality level in coal mines was the lowest recorded number since 2005.
  • Converting Quarry Water To Drinking Water

    Kraemer Mining & Materials Inc. operates a quarry that mines dolomite limestone deposits in Burnsville, Minn., just south of the Minnesota River. The mining operation requires dewatering the quarry, and Kraemer is now pumping 10 million gallons a day into the Minnesota River.
  • Converting Quarry Water To Drinking Water

    Kraemer Mining & Materials Inc. operates a quarry that mines dolomite limestone deposits in Burnsville, Minn., just south of the Minnesota River. The mining operation requires dewatering the quarry, and Kraemer is now pumping 10 million gallons a day into the Minnesota River.
  • Builder Confidence Declines In January

    Concerns about the faltering economy and reluctant home buyers pushed builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes down further in January, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. The HMI edged down a single point to a new record low of 8 in January.
  • Trip Releases Biggest Traffic Headaches And Remedies

    A new report released jointly today by AASHTO and TRIP entitled “America’s Top Five Transportation Headaches – and Their Remedies,” identifies crumbling roads and bridges, growing traffic jams, crowded transit systems and rail cars, an unacceptably high rate of traffic crashes and fatalities, and insufficient funding as the top five transportation headaches ailing the nation.
  • Nssga Sustainability Booklet Wins For Design

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association booklet, Guiding Principles for Sustainability, has won a Gold Award from Association TRENDS Magazine in the category of an association publication. Association TRENDS All-Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations. This year's competition included nearly 400 overall entries, with 27 different categories. The award was given for the design and production of a 22-page booklet highlighting the activities of NSSGA and the industry's contributions to sustainability.
  • Construction Companies Plan For Layoffs

    An estimated two-thirds of the nation’s non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects
  • Miles Sand & Gravel Takes Safety Award

    Kevin Davis, safety coordinator for Miles Sand & Gravel, Auburn, Wash., has been named NSSGA's James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional. The award will be presented at NSSGA's Honors Awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, 2009, in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with its 2009 Annual Convention
  • Solar Energy: The Ultimate Source?

    In at least two James Bond movies, an evil madman attempts to harness the power of the sun in order to conquer the earth. His henchmen capture sunlight
  • Safety: One Day At A Time

    Imagine working in an industry where deaths and disabling injuries are expected. Imagine working in an industry that permits one in every 44 employees
  • Mine Operators Victorious In Preshift, Ground Control Cases

    A pair of recent decisions in the coal sector may provide useful guidance on how to argue comparable citation cases on the metal/nonmetal side of the
  • Concerns Regarding Msha Behavior

    MSHA has me peeved. Agency officials would disagree, of course, but my view is that their recent behavior in the areas of enforcement, regulations and
  • Lafarge To Expand Fly Ash Offerings

    Lafarge has secured two new agreements for marketing high-quality Class C fly ash from American Electric Power's Welsh (Cason) and Oklaunion (Vernon)
  • Lafarge To Expand Fly Ash Offerings

    Lafarge has secured two new agreements for marketing high-quality Class C fly ash from American Electric Power's Welsh (Cason) and Oklaunion (Vernon)
  • Celebrating 80 Years

    Rocking America Since 1929 is the motto of Halquist Stone Co., which is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2009. The company has come a long way since
  • Automated Crushing

    Three years ago, Slusser Brothers, a large aggregate producer based in northeastern Pennsylvania, decided to update the crushing operation at its then
  • High-Potential Employees

    Food for thought.If all of your employees decided to leave the company today, which one or two would you try the hardest to convince to stay? The process
  • Safety: One Day At A Time

    Imagine working in an industry where deaths and disabling injuries are expected. Imagine working in an industry that permits one in every 44 employees
  • Oberstar Makes Promise On Wetlands Division

    Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is vowing to move quickly to knock down revised wetlands
  • Oberstar Makes Promise On Wetlands Division

    Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is vowing to move quickly to knock down revised wetlands
  • Davis Wins Safety And Health Award

    Kevin Davis, safety coordinator for Miles Sand & Gravel, Auburn, Wash., has been named this year's James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional by
  • Davis Wins Safety And Health Award

    Kevin Davis, safety coordinator for Miles Sand & Gravel, Auburn, Wash., has been named this year's James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional by
  • Itw Acquires Gse Scale Systems Product Line

    Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill., has acquired the GSE Scale Systems product line from SPX Corp. A manufacturer of programmable weight indicators
  • Itw Acquires Gse Scale Systems Product Line

    Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill., has acquired the GSE Scale Systems product line from SPX Corp. A manufacturer of programmable weight indicators
  • 2008 Quarry Academy Held In Arizona

    The 2008 Quarry Academy was held Nov. 10-13 at the Buttes Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz. Designed to provide quarry operators with instruction in best
  • 2008 Quarry Academy Held In Arizona

    The 2008 Quarry Academy was held Nov. 10-13 at the Buttes Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz. Designed to provide quarry operators with instruction in best
  • Endangered Species Rule Under Attack

    A new Endangered Species Act rule issued at the tail-end of the Bush administration has come under immediate assault by congressional Democrats and environmental
  • Endangered Species Rule Under Attack

    A new Endangered Species Act rule issued at the tail-end of the Bush administration has come under immediate assault by congressional Democrats and environmental
  • Rio Tinto Plans To Cut Workforce

    Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto recently announced that it is cutting 14% of its workforce (14,000 employees) as the firm struggles under mounting
  • Rio Tinto Plans To Cut Workforce

    Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto recently announced that it is cutting 14% of its workforce (14,000 employees) as the firm struggles under mounting
  • Reviews And Updates

    YEAR-TO-DATE Construction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 11 Month 2008 11 Month 2007 % change Nonresidential Building $221,937 $222,111
  • Niosh Examines Lower Back Pain In Miners

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has issued NIOSH Publication No. 2008-135, Reducing Low-Back Pain and Disability in Mining. The
  • Niosh Examines Lower Back Pain In Miners

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has issued NIOSH Publication No. 2008-135, Reducing Low-Back Pain and Disability in Mining. The
  • Announcements

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. KPI-JCI & AMS (Astec Mobile Screens) appointed Steve
  • Epa Files Complaint Against National Lime

    The U.S. EPA's regional office in Chicago has filed an administrative complaint alleging that National Lime and Stone Co. violated the Clean Air Act at
  • Epa Files Complaint Against National Lime

    The U.S. EPA's regional office in Chicago has filed an administrative complaint alleging that National Lime and Stone Co. violated the Clean Air Act at
  • Environment Group Studying Permitting Process

    Alabama environmental officials have agreed to study the way quarries receive permits and what state laws need to be changed to improve the process. The
  • Environment Group Studying Permitting Process

    Alabama environmental officials have agreed to study the way quarries receive permits and what state laws need to be changed to improve the process. The
  • Hyundai Upgrades Hi-Mate Global System

    Quake Global Inc., a manufacturer of satellite modems for the heavy equipment industry, recently announced that Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. has
  • Hyundai Upgrades Hi-Mate Global System

    Quake Global Inc., a manufacturer of satellite modems for the heavy equipment industry, recently announced that Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. has
  • Calcima Names 2008 Safety Award Winners

    The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association recently announced the winners of its 2008 Safety Awards program. The winners include:
  • Calcima Names 2008 Safety Award Winners

    The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association recently announced the winners of its 2008 Safety Awards program. The winners include:
  • Innovations In The Aggregates Industry

    MEDIAwww.howardleightveripro.com Sperian Hearing Protection has launched a special microsite for its VeriPRO earplug field verification software. VeriPRO
  • Solar Energy: The Ultimate Source?

    In at least two James Bond movies, an evil madman attempts to harness the power of the sun in order to conquer the earth. His henchmen capture sunlight
  • Lessons From The Auto Industry

    The aggregate industry has been around since the beginning of civilization and isn't going to disappear like the U.S. auto industry is threatening to
  • Mine Operators Victorious In Preshift, Ground Control Cases

    A pair of recent decisions in the coal sector may provide useful guidance on how to argue comparable citation cases on the metal/nonmetal side of the
  • Concerns Regarding Msha Behavior

    MSHA has me peeved. Agency officials would disagree, of course, but my view is that their recent behavior in the areas of enforcement, regulations and
  • Power Transmission Components

    With the bottom line driving an ever-increasing emphasis on operational efficiency, and energy efficiency becoming more important at aggregate operations,
  • High-Potential Employees

    Food for thought.If all of your employees decided to leave the company today, which one or two would you try the hardest to convince to stay? The process
  • Lessons From The Auto Industry

    The aggregate industry has been around since the beginning of civilization and isn't going to disappear like the U.S. auto industry is threatening to
  • Lafarge To Expand Fly Ash Offerings

    Lafarge has secured two new agreements for marketing high-quality Class C fly ash from American Electric Power's Welsh (Cason) and Oklaunion (Vernon)
  • Celebrating 80 Years

    Rocking America Since 1929 is the motto of Halquist Stone Co., which is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2009. The company has come a long way since
  • Automated Crushing

    Three years ago, Slusser Brothers, a large aggregate producer based in northeastern Pennsylvania, decided to update the crushing operation at its then
  • High-Potential Employees

    Food for thought.If all of your employees decided to leave the company today, which one or two would you try the hardest to convince to stay? The process
  • Safety: One Day At A Time

    Imagine working in an industry where deaths and disabling injuries are expected. Imagine working in an industry that permits one in every 44 employees
  • Oberstar Makes Promise On Wetlands Division

    Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is vowing to move quickly to knock down revised wetlands
  • Davis Wins Safety And Health Award

    Kevin Davis, safety coordinator for Miles Sand & Gravel, Auburn, Wash., has been named this year's James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional by
  • Itw Acquires Gse Scale Systems Product Line

    Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill., has acquired the GSE Scale Systems product line from SPX Corp. A manufacturer of programmable weight indicators
  • 2008 Quarry Academy Held In Arizona

    The 2008 Quarry Academy was held Nov. 10-13 at the Buttes Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz. Designed to provide quarry operators with instruction in best
  • Endangered Species Rule Under Attack

    A new Endangered Species Act rule issued at the tail-end of the Bush administration has come under immediate assault by congressional Democrats and environmental
  • Rio Tinto Plans To Cut Workforce

    Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto recently announced that it is cutting 14% of its workforce (14,000 employees) as the firm struggles under mounting
  • Reviews And Updates

    YEAR-TO-DATE Construction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 11 Month 2008 11 Month 2007 % change Nonresidential Building $221,937 $222,111
  • Niosh Examines Lower Back Pain In Miners

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has issued NIOSH Publication No. 2008-135, Reducing Low-Back Pain and Disability in Mining. The
  • Announcements

    Please submit industry and company announcements to Rock Products' editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. KPI-JCI & AMS (Astec Mobile Screens) appointed Steve
  • Epa Files Complaint Against National Lime

    The U.S. EPA's regional office in Chicago has filed an administrative complaint alleging that National Lime and Stone Co. violated the Clean Air Act at
  • Environment Group Studying Permitting Process

    Alabama environmental officials have agreed to study the way quarries receive permits and what state laws need to be changed to improve the process. The
  • Hyundai Upgrades Hi-Mate Global System

    Quake Global Inc., a manufacturer of satellite modems for the heavy equipment industry, recently announced that Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. has
  • Calcima Names 2008 Safety Award Winners

    The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association recently announced the winners of its 2008 Safety Awards program. The winners include:
  • Innovations In The Aggregates Industry

    MEDIAwww.howardleightveripro.com Sperian Hearing Protection has launched a special microsite for its VeriPRO earplug field verification software. VeriPRO
  • Solar Energy: The Ultimate Source?

    In at least two James Bond movies, an evil madman attempts to harness the power of the sun in order to conquer the earth. His henchmen capture sunlight
  • Lessons From The Auto Industry

    The aggregate industry has been around since the beginning of civilization and isn't going to disappear like the U.S. auto industry is threatening to
  • Mine Operators Victorious In Preshift, Ground Control Cases

    A pair of recent decisions in the coal sector may provide useful guidance on how to argue comparable citation cases on the metal/nonmetal side of the
  • Concerns Regarding Msha Behavior

    MSHA has me peeved. Agency officials would disagree, of course, but my view is that their recent behavior in the areas of enforcement, regulations and
  • Power Transmission Components

    With the bottom line driving an ever-increasing emphasis on operational efficiency, and energy efficiency becoming more important at aggregate operations,
  • High-Potential Employees

    Food for thought.If all of your employees decided to leave the company today, which one or two would you try the hardest to convince to stay? The process
  • Lessons From The Auto Industry

    The aggregate industry has been around since the beginning of civilization and isn't going to disappear like the U.S. auto industry is threatening to
  • Celebrating 80 Years

    Rocking America Since 1929 is the motto of Halquist Stone Co., which is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2009. The company has come a long way since
  • Automated Crushing

    Three years ago, Slusser Brothers, a large aggregate producer based in northeastern Pennsylvania, decided to update the crushing operation at its then
  • Rockland Loader Bucket

    Rockland Manufacturing Co. says the HD-S Straight Edge and HD-V Spade Nose rock buckets are built for daily abuse. Constructed of high-strength, weight-saving alloy steel throughout, the rock buckets feature a sloped-bottom design that minimizes bottom and corner wear.
  • Rockland Loader Bucket

    Rockland Manufacturing Co. says the HD-S Straight Edge and HD-V Spade Nose rock buckets are built for daily abuse. Constructed of high-strength, weight-saving alloy steel throughout, the rock buckets feature a sloped-bottom design that minimizes bottom and corner wear.
  • W.S. Tyler'S Ty-Deck Polyurethane Screen Panel

    W.S. Tyler's Ty-Deck polyurethane screen panel is available in a 1- ◊ 4-foot pin-and-sleeve modular design. The panels have up to 10% more open area than traditional pin-and-sleeve 1- ◊ 1-foot panels, the company says
  • W.S. Tyler'S Ty-Deck Polyurethane Screen Panel

    W.S. Tyler's Ty-Deck polyurethane screen panel is available in a 1- ◊ 4-foot pin-and-sleeve modular design. The panels have up to 10% more open area than traditional pin-and-sleeve 1- ◊ 1-foot panels, the company says
  • Aughey Plant International'S Horizon-Series Mobile Screens

    Aughey Plant International's Horizon series of track mobile screens is for the quarry and recycling sectors. The A8 model is capable of producing more than 800 metric tons per hour in primary screening applications with three product sizes.
  • Aughey Plant International'S Horizon-Series Mobile Screens

    Aughey Plant International's Horizon series of track mobile screens is for the quarry and recycling sectors. The A8 model is capable of producing more than 800 metric tons per hour in primary screening applications with three product sizes.
  • Rotex Automatic Tensioning Screen Frames

    Rotex all-metal automatic tensioning screen frames can replace wood screen frames. The screen clothing are removed and replaced with quick-snap spring tension clips.
  • Rotex Automatic Tensioning Screen Frames

    Rotex all-metal automatic tensioning screen frames can replace wood screen frames. The screen clothing are removed and replaced with quick-snap spring tension clips.