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  • ConExpo-Con/Agg Revisited

    Major Announcements, Powerful Products and More from a Record-Breaking Show. ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with tremendous energy and serious buyers. Total registration of 129,364 soared past the last edition of the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in their history. The shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors and education tickets sold. Read More
  • Giants of Generation

    Wendling Quarries Opts for Portable Power to Keep Crushers and Other Equipment Humming. By Mark S. Kuhar Read More
  • Putting on the Brakes to Move Forward

    Nugent Sand’s Barge-Spotting Operation Uses Oil Shear Brakes to Slash Winch Downtime and Operating Costs. By Mark S. Kuhar Read More
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Rock from the Road: Blog and Travelogue

article thumbnailApril 8, 2014 – Let's turn an aggregates industry professional into a reality TV star! I was contacted by a recruiter who is working with FOX television on a project named “UTOPIA.”

Prime-Time Products

article thumbnailBTI's fifth generation NT-E Series Rockbreaker stationary hydraulic boom system, which comes with the newly engineered PP60 Power Pack, is loaded with innovative features such as robust connections, improved pedestal mounting and common cylinders sizes.

Manufacturers in Focus

article thumbnailApril 8, 2014 – Astec Industries Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Omagh, Northern Ireland-based Telestack Ltd. for $36 million.

People on the Move

article thumbnailApril 4, 2014 – W.S. Tyler has named Douglas Lima as its new service manager. Lima has 34 years of industry experience and has spent the past 16 years as a service technician with W.S. Tyler and its sister company, Haver & Boecker Latino Americana. He earned his engineering degree at the Methodist University of Piracicaba (UNIMEP) in Piracicaba São Paulo, Brazil.

LIVE from ConExpo-Con/Agg

article thumbnailMarch 8, 2014 - ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 concluded today, capping a hugely successful week of exhibits, educational sessions, product demonstrations and equipment introductions. Mining Media International and Rock Products were a visible presence at the show. Look for a full report both online and in upcoming print editions.
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Sand-copyRock Products' new Frac Sand Initiative will give you an insider's view of the latest development concerning Frac Sand production.

The U.S. market for Frac Sand is in the midst of a major economic boom with significant growth continuing for the foreseeable future. The International Energy Agency predicts that more than a half-million new wells will be drilled in the United States by 2035, creating the need for a steady stream of high-quality Frac Sand. According to  PropTester Inc. and KELRIK, LLC from its 2011 Proppant Market Report, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, production jumped to 28.7 million metric tons in 2011, a number that many experts think is woefully underestimated—and the expanded business opportunities for companies in the industry are tremendous.

Producers of Frac Sand, including aggregates operations, industrial and specialty sand plants, and mobile materials producers now face a critical need for market information and technology solutions. Mining Media International and Rock Products are uniquely positioned to meet the need for market insight and guidance in North America.

Rock Products will be significantly increasing coverage of the Frac Sand market both in our magazine and on this website. We will be producing a Frac Sand webinar to bring a unique insight on the industry to producers looking to capitalize on these new opportunities. Our Frac Sand e-newsletter, Frac Sand Insider™, has launched and features equipment and technology specific information for Frac Sand professionals.

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