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  • Picking a Perfect Primary

    Impact Crusher at an APAC-Kansas City Quarry has the Operation Primed for Success. By Mark S. Kuhar Read More
  • In-The-Field Dreams

    At R.E. Pierson’s Stone Yard in New Jersey, W.S. Tyler conducted Specialized Field Tests for a Number of Aggregates Producers. By Mark S. Kuhar This is the second in a new series of personal accounts called “Quarry Stories,” written by the editor of Rock Products, bringing you perspective and insight gleaned from more than 20 years of covering the equipment, technology, plant operations and people that make the aggregates industry great. –Ed. Read More
  • Rock to the Top

    Rock Products Presents the Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers. Following are the top 25 aggregates producers in the United States, according to information released by the U.S. Geological Survey. This information is based upon 2012 production and does not take into consideration mergers and acquisitions that have occurred since that time. – Ed. Read More
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Rock from the Road: Blog and Travelogue

article thumbnailJuly 16, 2014 – This is akin to patching potholes rather than replacing a section of highway. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 365 to 55 on July 15 to transfer from the General Fund $10.8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund, extending current highway and transit policy and funding through May 31, 2015. 

Prime-Time Products

article thumbnailPPI offers a new and cost-effective solution for your impact and loading zone requirements with the addition of our medium duty impact bed. PPI has developed an impact bed that is an ideal combination of impact absorption and belt support that promotes a tight seal against your skirting system. A modular design, available in 2-, 4- and 5-ft. lengths with foldable wings allow the user to...

Rock Stars

article thumbnailAstec Industries has named industry veteran and all-around good guy Jeff Elliott as group vice president of the Astec Aggregate Mining Group. His responsibilities will include direct oversight of Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI) in Yankton, S.D., Johnson Crushers International (JCI) in Eugene, Ore., Astec Mobile Screens in Sterling, Ill., and Telestack Ltd. in Omagh County, Tyrone, Northern Ireland....
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Manufacturers in Focus

article thumbnailTerex announced that Kemper Equipment Inc. has been named its dealer in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania for the Terex Cedarapids and Terex Canica crushing and screening equipment lines of Terex Mineral Processing Systems (MPS). 

People on the Move

article thumbnailMellott Company has named Rich Blake as its chief executive officer. Blake assumes the title of CEO in addition to his role as company president. The previous CEO, Paul C. Mellott Jr., will continue to serve as chairman of the board of Mellott Company.

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Off-Highway Diesel Prices


The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of July 8 is $3.637. That is higher than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $3.610.

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.