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Tragedy Averted in Maryland

84-LastCall-150Since AGG1 is taking place in Baltimore this year, it’s a good time to mention that an incident occurred recently in Maryland that ought to serve as a wake-up call to all of Congress to finalize a bill for the repair and replacement of our roads and bridges.

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Resurrecting the Best 25

By Mark S. Kuhar

LASTCALL-150By dusting off old advertisements, you’ll find the Best 25 Tracklayer was capable of “doing the work of 12 horses and three men.” Nowhere did it mention anything about how the 5,200-lb. tracklayer could go airborne, but that’s exactly what a long-lost Best 25 actually did.


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Field Test: Magnum Precision Ultra Lite II Work Boot

LC-BOOTS-150Aggregates producers all over the country wake up every morning and lace up their work boots before heading to the quarry. It’s a ritual and a tradition. When you are tromping around a quarry all day, operating a machine or crawling around screening towers, you better have maximum comfort.


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Behold the Minerals Baby

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) has released the 2014 “Minerals Baby” graphic. Each year, the amount of minerals and energy fuels needed for the average American is incorporated into the iconic graphic. This year’s statistics reflect an increase of more than 24,000 lb. during a lifetime when compared with the previous year’s per capita usage.

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