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Raptor Cone Crusher

FLSmidth-Raptor-XL300-200x184July 18, 2011 - ­ The Raptor XL300 Cone Crusher from FLSmidth, is a high-performing, cost-effective solution for aggregate operations in need of a versatile crusher that can produce quality stone for such end uses as asphalt chips, road base and railroad ballast, as well as for construction-related uses like foundations and concrete, according to the company.

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Kolberg-Pioneer Receives Grant

KolbergPioneer200x133July 7, 2011 – Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. (KPI-JCI ), Yankton, S.D., was chosen to receive a $12,850 Workforce Development Grant from the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation. The grant, which partners Kolberg-Pioneer Inc., with the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC), is designed to help the two companies work together to recruit and select 10 individuals to participate in a special business-industry training partnership over the course of the next year.

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Bulk Bag Unloaders

BulkBag200x249June 15, 2011 – BEST bulk bag unloaders manufactured by Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. provide dust-free product discharge from bulk bags. These bulk bag unloaders are expandable and flexible to meet discharging and bulk bag requirements. They are available in three unloader models: Model BDS bag-dump station with air-vibrator-shaker grate; the economical Model MTU with 2,500 to 4,000 lb. capacity; and the heavy-duty Model BBU unloader with vibratory-motor agitation.

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Superior Unveils Primary and Secondary Scraper with One Mounting Point

SuperiorJune 2, 2011 – Superior Industries released what it is calling the market’s first-ever primary and secondary belt-cleaning system that shares the same, common mounting point. With one pole, maintenance workers can avoid adding to their conveyor’s structure, a common task to accommodate secondary cleaners. Another key feature, according to the company, is the Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner’s unique tensioning system, with a patented design that creates a pressure that is set once, for the life of the blade, during installation. The company’s Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner is designed to nearly eliminate material carry-back from the top cover of conveyor belting after it passes over the head pulley. When left unchecked, carry-back causes material buildup on idlers, pulleys and other components – a problem that causes mis-tracking or belt damage. More importantly, carry-back creates unwanted fugitive material piles under the conveyor. The primary scraper is equipped with Superior’s Exterra Primary Belt Cleaner. Superior designs and builds its new Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner to accommodate head pulleys with diameters of 12-in. to 20-in. and belt widths of 18-in. to 60-in. Later this year, the company plans to expand the one-time tensioning unit to accommodate pulley diameters up to 30-in.

Deere Running Wild

DeereMarch 24, 2011 – It was a good quarter for Deere & Co. The company announced net income of $904.3 million for the second quarter ended April 30, compared with $547.5 million for the same period last year. Second-quarter 2010 earnings were $677 million. For the first six months of the year, net income was $1.418 billion compared with $790.7 million last year. Worldwide net sales and revenues increased 25 percent to $8.910 billion for the second quarter and were up 26 percent to $15.029 billion for six months. Net sales of the company's equipment operations were $8.328 billion for the quarter and $13.841 billion for six months, compared with $6.548 billion and $10.785 billion for the corresponding periods last year. Construction and forestry sales climbed 46 percent for the quarter and 61 percent for six months mainly due to higher shipment volumes and improved price realization, according to the company.