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Rock from the Road: Blog and Travelogue

article thumbnailSept. 17, 2014 – I am blogging live this week from Denver, where KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens are holding their annual National Dealer Conference. 

Prime-Time Products

article thumbnailKomatsu America Corp. formally introduced its HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which was exhibited earlier this year at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. Featuring a net 324 hp (242 kW), the HM300-5 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified.

Rock Stars

article thumbnailLafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry in MIchigan celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk on Aug., 28, 2014, to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC). 
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Manufacturers in Focus

article thumbnailSandvik Construction appointed Crusher Works as the official distributor of its surface drills line in Alabama. Crusher Works will not only be supplying a comprehensive range of Sandvik surface drills, but will also be providing full after-sales support, spare parts and dedicated customer service.

People on the Move

article thumbnailBruno Roux was appointed president and chief executive officer for the Eastern Canada business unit of Lafarge Canada Inc. In his new role, Roux will serve as Lafarge's senior leader for all market areas and product lines in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. Roux will also join the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc.

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Off-Highway Diesel Prices


The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of Sept. 4 is $3.547. That is lower than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $3.548.

You're Invited to Join Rock Products' Frac Sand Insider™ Initiative


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.

Also, you are invited to join the LinkedIn Rock Products Frac Sand Equipment & Technology Forum today.