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Rock from the Road: Blog and Travelogue

article thumbnailDec, 17, 2014 – The U.S. aggregates industry faces a challenging year in 2015. Aggregates producers are looking ahead with anticipation to improved market conditions, driven by the resurgence in residential housing and increased activity from state DOTs, however, many questions remain.

Prime-Time Products

article thumbnailDyno Nobel, along with the efforts of joint venture partner DetNet, have made improvements to the DigiShot 300S system. The new DigiShot 300 RF system has been developed to improve safety of blasting operations. With this new system the blaster has the capability to fire remotely with a single box application. This allows the blaster to choose a firing location where both the bench and ingress...

Rock Stars

article thumbnailFormer U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, appearing on 60 MINUTES, said that many of the roads and bridges we drive on every day are “on life support.”
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Manufacturers in Focus

article thumbnailA global innovator in bulk material handling is celebrating 70 years of designing high-quality equipment and accessories, serving customers in a wide range of industries around the world.  Along with spearheading efforts in safety and education, Martin Engineering has had a profound impact on efficient operations in coal, cement, aggregate, biomass and other industries across six continents.  This has...

People on the Move

article thumbnailSuperior Industries hired 20-year industry veteran Jason Adams as general manager of the company’s construction management division.

Latest Digital Issue

The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of Dec. 3 is $3.336. That is lower than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $3.421.

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.