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Jan. 15, 2020 – Stockpile Reports has come a long way since a conversation they had with me almost 10 years ago about the business model they were considering launching.

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Breaker Technology Inc. and Breaker Technology Ltd., an ASTEC Industries Company is showing its range of hydraulic excavator attachments for construction and demolition projects, and its MRH Rockbreaker System for...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Superior Industries Inc. announced a new partnership with AMPCO Minerals. This investment furthers Superior’s goal to improve responsiveness, reliability and quality of its North American supply chain.
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The Strategist

By: Pierre G. Villere It’s 2020. Goodness, where did the year go? I am positive the boxes of Christmas decorations that came out of the attic did not have any dust...

People on the Move

Giuseppe Campanelli has been appointed president, Minerals Services business area and a member of Metso’s executive team effective Jan. 2. Previously he has been a member of the Minerals Services...
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Rock Stars

The National Mining Association (NMA) announced that Jeffrey Dawes of Komatsu will chair MINExpo International 2020. A long-time leader within Komatsu and the industry, Dawes is vice president of Komatsu’s...
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Frac Sand

Study: Methane Leakage from Shale Gas Lower Than Alleged

Initial findings from a new comprehensive study undertaken by the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas found that methane leakage rates from natural gas systems were far below estimates of previous studies.

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Using Passive Microseismic Monitoring For Site Safety

By Taylor Milne, Andrew Weir-Jones, and Alireza Taale

With mine- and drill-site safety becoming an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine or drill site that may consist of rock structures or structural discontinuities.

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Wisconsin Town Votes for Permit Moratorium

The Trempealeau County, Wis., Board in Whitehall voted 12-0 to not consider any new silica-sand removal permits for a year, according to the Pierce County
Herald.

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Permit Approval Raises Eyebrows

The Town of Bridgeport, Minn.'s decision to approve two permits for a controversial frac sand mine had conflict-of-interest issues, including those involving two Planning Commission members who had family working for the mining company at the time of their vote, according to a lawsuit.

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