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Taking the Quantum Leap

Quarry operations these days are really taking the quantum leap. Our cover story this month (see page 24) details a very interesting development at Duff Quarry in Huntsville, Ohio, where a fourth-generation of the Duff family has not only taken over, but taken control of the quarry’s operations and production using Apple’s iPad technology.

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Flying High

I just flew in from the ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas, and boy are my arms tired. Okay, the “arms tired” part isn’t completely true. To be honest, every part of my body is tired!

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The Great Highway System of China

Forget about The Great Wall of China. That’s yesterday’s news.

While the do-nothings in Congress sit on their hands and let our national infrastructure fall apart, China is spending a small fortune on its highways and bridges. They are, in fact, creating, The Great Highway System of China.

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Budget Battle Begins

Just in time for rabid discussion at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 comes President Obama's initial budget for transportation. On first glance, the numbers make your eyes pop. The Administration has outlined a six-year, $556 billion surface-transportation program that, according to an analysis by The National Stone Sand and Gravel Association, earmarks $336 billion to rebuild America’s highways and bridges, and comes with several sweeping changes in transportation policy.

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Rock Solid

Welcome to the latest incarnation of Rock Products, which throughout its more than 100 years of serving aggregates producers, has certainly seen its share of change. The magazine was recently sold to Mining Media International (MMI), based in Denver, a company that is solely focused on creating information products for the mining and construction-materials industries.

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