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  • Loadout and Transportation

    While the bulk of an aggregates operation’s equipment and technology focus is the equipment down on the quarry floor, producers are also seeking the latest innovations for moving material and portable machinery out the front gate and up the highway. Here are some recent product launches focusing on trucks, tires, trailers, diagnostics and vehicle scales. Read More
  • Troubleshooting Conveyor Malfunctions

    Here are some common areas of concern with conveyor belts and how to quickly repair them while on the job. Read More
  • The Rock 100

    Top Crushed Stone Producers List Read More
  • Rock Products 120th Anniversary - Part 3

    In This Issue, We Cover The Years 1911-1920. Read More
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Rock from the Road: Blog and Travelogue

Thumbnail Sept. 29, 2015 – It is going to be tough medicine for Big Yellow. Caterpillar has announced significant restructuring and cost reduction actions that are expected to lower operating costs by about $1.5 billion annually once fully implemented, according to the company. These steps will begin in late 2015 and reflect recent, current and expected market conditions. For 2015, the company’s sales and...

Prime-Time Products

Thumbnail KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens introduced the new-generation track-mounted GT125 Vanguard Jaw Crusher, which offers increased energy savings, reduced cost of operation and improved reliability.

Rock Stars

Thumbnail Charles F. Potts, chairman of the board of Indianapolis-based Heritage Construction & Materials, and past chairman (2008) of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), is the 2014 recipient of the George S. Bartlett Award. It was presented to him Sept. 30 during ARTBA’s National Convention in Philadelphia.
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Manufacturers in Focus

Thumbnail Metso opened a new service center in Mesa, Ariz. The Mesa facility provides services for Metso's customers in the mining, aggregates and process industries. An official grand opening and open house event for the Mesa service center was held on Sept. 18, 2015.

People on the Move

Thumbnail Superior Industries Inc. named Mike Schultz its product manager for the company’s new crushing equipment product solutions. Schultz comes to Superior with two decades of past experience in the construction aggregates and metal mining industries.

120th Anniversary Celebration

Thumbnail In This Special Year-Long Series Celebrating Our 120th Year Publishing Milestone, Rock Products Presents A History Of The Aggregates Industry. In This Issue, We Cover The Years 1920-1930.  
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The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of Oct. 1 is $2.200. That is lower than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $2.275.


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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.