Rock Products - The Leading Voice of the Aggregate Industries.

HydroLoc Hydrocarbon Remediation Process a Hit

32 greenearth 150Green Earth started in Milliken, Colo., as a fairly routine reclamation business – seeding, commercial landscaping, soil and water management. But when the bottom dropped out of the real estate development market in 2009, owners Bruce Sandau and Jim Daulton turned to the oil and gas fields for new opportunities. “We did storm water management, reseeding and general reclamation work for them, and the business has been good for us,” Sandau said.

Read more: HydroLoc Hydrocarbon Remediation Process a Hit

Giving Freight Rail Tracks A Boost

In Wisconsin, train tracks are having a ballast problem. Temperature and vibration can destabilize ballast over time, keeping it from safely transferring the weight of a loaded train to the soil below, draining water and preventing vegetation from crowding the tracks. Also, fine grains of frac sand are leaking from rail cars, accumulating in rail bed ballast and, during a rainstorm, turning into mushy, track-loosening mud.

Read more: Giving Freight Rail Tracks A Boost