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.
This issue marks the beginning of a new way to offer you the information you need to be a successful producer. In keeping with our mission to offer you the best coverage of processing technology and management issues, as well as ongoing industry and market analysis, you will discover upon flipping through the pages that Rock Products now features a core Equipment and Technology section that each month will cover eight specific aspects of aggregates production. They are:
Drilling & Blasting.
Loading & Hauling.
Crushing & Breaking.
Material Handling & Conveying.
Screening & Sizing.
Automation & Energy.
Loadout & Transportation.
Maintenance & Wear Parts.
These sections will appear in every issue, making us the only industry magazine to cover processing from go to whoa on a monthly basis. Couple that with our ongoing coverage of key issues, such as management, safety and law, and insightful market analysis, and Rock Products offers you the most complete package of information anywhere.
I should also note that each issue of Rock Products now includes a Cement Americas section as well, bringing you the core information you need to know about the North America Cement Market.
Look for our website and e-news products to eventually mimic the approach of the print issue too, giving you a complete suite of media products to help keep you informed every day, each month, all year, whether you are a U.S. or Canadian producer.
AGG1 Around the Corner
Speaking of more bang for your buck, don’t forget the AGG1 show is right around the corner. This year’s AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry as its leading exposition and education resource.
AGG1 will feature comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services, as well as in-depth industry-focused educational programming. It takes place March 19-21, and it being held in San Antonio. See our preview of the show starting on page 12. I hope to see you there.
Mark S. Kuhar, editor
Member: Construction Writers Association