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To the Max

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring from the Senate. According to information released by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Baucus – first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 – announced he is going to step down at the end of his current term in 2014.

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AGG1 a Good One

Of course everyone knows the phrase “Remember the Alamo!” but having just returned from San Antonio, I am inclined to say “Remember AGG1!” because it was, in fact, memorable on multiple fronts.

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More Bang for Your Buck

Much like you, we here at Rock Products are producers. While you produce construction aggregates, specialty sand products, cement or other construction materials, we produce information, specifically focusing on the equipment and technology that is so vital to your productivity and profitability.

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All for AGG1, AGG1 for All

The Three Musketeers never worked in a quarry, but their familiar cry, “All for one, one for all,” can be modified to reflect the big event in the aggregates industry this year. Without question it is, “All for AGG1, AGG1 for All,” because there is something at the show for everyone.

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Not Digging for Rocks This Time, Only Airplanes

By Mark S. Kuhar

Two excavators and a backhoe made by Staffordshire, England-based JCB are about to embark on a mission to help recover Spitfire warplanes designed by one of that county’s most famous sons and believed to be buried in Burma. The unassembled planes are thought to have been hidden in the ground by American engineers across three sites as World War II drew to a close.

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