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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

Dec. 12, 2017 – According to The Hill, President Trump huddled with key transportation leaders at the White House ahead of the administration’s release of its long-awaited infrastructure proposal next...

Prime-Time Products

Kespry announced it has raised $33 million in its Series C round of funding, led by G2VP with Shell Technology Ventures, Cisco Investments and ABB Ventures joining as new investors...
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Manufacturers in Focus

SSAB announced the launch of a newly enhanced Hardox Wearparts website. Visitors to the site will now find it easier to select the right steel and other wear materials and...
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People on the Move

The Cedarapids brand of Terex MPS has named Jeffrey High as its new regional sales manager based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, effective Nov. 27, 2017.
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Rock Stars

George Sidney of McLanahan Corp., was honored with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Grasstops CEO of the Year award.
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Distributor News

Masaba Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of innovative aggregate material handling solutions, recently held two separate dealer network training events at their Vermillion, S.D., facility. Nearly 60 members of Masaba’s authorized dealer network and other guests attended the events.
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Resource Center


  • From Port to Port

    Telescoping conveyors and truck unloaders increase efficiencies when loading and unloading aggregate and mineral ores.

  • A Fines Solution System

    A Customized Clarification System Eliminates a Costly Settling Pond and Pumps Fines To a Final Stockpiling Location.
  • Flexible on the Fly

    Change is inevitable. Sometimes it can be planned, and sometimes we’re unexpectedly thrown into the midst of it.

  • Going Wireless

    A Kansas-Based Limestone Operation Realizes Cost-Effective Solutions In Synthetic Screen Media Vs. Woven Wire Cloth.
  • Polaris Minerals Sales Drop In 2009

    Polaris Minerals reported sales of $18.8 million, a 36% decrease over sales of $29.6 million generated in the prior year for the year ended Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Polaris Minerals Sales Drop In 2009

    Polaris Minerals reported sales of $18.8 million, a 36% decrease over sales of $29.6 million generated in the prior year for the year ended Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Study Examines Epa Rule Effects On Cement

  • Study Examines Epa Rule Effects On Cement

  • Study Examines Epa Rule Effects On Cement

  • Dot Appoints Transportation Panel

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today appointed Leanna Depue, highway safety director for the Missouri department of transportation and Anthony Kane, director of engineering and technical services for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to the 10-member Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics.
  • Dot Appoints Transportation Panel

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today appointed Leanna Depue, highway safety director for the Missouri department of transportation and Anthony Kane, director of engineering and technical services for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to the 10-member Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics.
  • Oldcastle Donate To Haitian Relief Efforts

    Oldcastle donated $154,000 to CHF International, Hope for Haiti and the Canadian Red Cross. The funds were collected through a company-wide employee donation program with a 100% Oldcastle match.

  • Oldcastle Donate To Haitian Relief Efforts

    Oldcastle donated $154,000 to CHF International, Hope for Haiti and the Canadian Red Cross. The funds were collected through a company-wide employee donation program with a 100% Oldcastle match.

  • Terex Sponsors Infrastructure Conference

    Regional Transportation Infrastructure Issues, the third conference it has held in conjunction with Iona College on the topic of infrastructure investment in the United States.
  • Terex Sponsors Infrastructure Conference

    Regional Transportation Infrastructure Issues, the third conference it has held in conjunction with Iona College on the topic of infrastructure investment in the United States.
  • Forecast Links Aviation Activity And National Economic Growth

    The Federal Aviation Administration is forecasting that key airspace safety and efficiency modernization efforts will play a vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and the nation’s overall economic health. This forecast, which comes after a short-term period of slow growth
  • Forecast Links Aviation Activity And National Economic Growth

    The Federal Aviation Administration is forecasting that key airspace safety and efficiency modernization efforts will play a vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and the nation’s overall economic health. This forecast, which comes after a short-term period of slow growth
  • La. Receives Highway Grant

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said that the Department has added an additional $24.2 million to a previously awarded $8.8 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to reimburse construction costs for improvements to LA Highway 1. This state highway is essential for transporting offshore oil and gas supplies to and from Louisiana’s Port Fourchon.
  • La. Receives Highway Grant

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said that the Department has added an additional $24.2 million to a previously awarded $8.8 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to reimburse construction costs for improvements to LA Highway 1. This state highway is essential for transporting offshore oil and gas supplies to and from Louisiana’s Port Fourchon.
  • House Committee Hears Testimony On Road Funding

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard testimony last week about the importance of a long-term transportation bill.
  • House Committee Hears Testimony On Road Funding

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard testimony last week about the importance of a long-term transportation bill.
  • Polaris Minerals Appoints Director

    Polaris Minerals appointed Eugene Martineau to its board of directors
  • Nssga Launches Transportation Advocacy Site, Blog

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association launched a new transportation landing page, Life is a Highway, to focus the general public’ attention on roads and highways in an effort to spur Congress to invest in the national surface transportation
  • Nssga Launches Transportation Advocacy Site, Blog

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association launched a new transportation landing page, Life is a Highway, to focus the general public’ attention on roads and highways in an effort to spur Congress to invest in the national surface transportation
  • Granite Construction Honored For Ethics

    Granite Construction has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for 2010. Out of a record number of nominations,
  • Granite Construction Honored For Ethics

    Granite Construction has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for 2010. Out of a record number of nominations,
  • Heidelbergcement: WeíRe Well Positioned For 2010

    During the global economic crisis, HeidelbergCement program to reduce costs exceeded its original goals considerably and strengthened HeidelbergCement's resistance in the face of the crisis.

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  • Granite Construction, Jv Awarded World Trade Center Contract

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded Granite Construction’s joint-venture team of Granite Construction Northeast and Skanska USA a $542 million contract to build the new Port Authority Trans-Hudson train station at the site of the World Trade Center
  • Mining Group Takes Position On Msha Program

    The following is a formal position issued by the Industrial Minerals Association — North Amercia on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s technical support incident reduction program.

  • Mining Group Takes Position On Msha Program

    The following is a formal position issued by the Industrial Minerals Association — North Amercia on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s technical support incident reduction program.

  • Mining Group Takes Position On Msha Program

    The following is a formal position issued by the Industrial Minerals Association — North Amercia on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s technical support incident reduction program.

  • Osha Boss Tells Backs Stronger Penalties

    Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels this week testified before the House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. Michaels shared the Department of Labor's views on the Protecting America's Workers Act
  • Osha Boss Tells Backs Stronger Penalties

    Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels this week testified before the House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. Michaels shared the Department of Labor's views on the Protecting America's Workers Act
  • Pavement Alliance Sets Goals, Elects Chair

    The Global Asphalt Pavement Alliance plans to issue a position statement on warm-mix asphalt and adopt a unifying tagline for use around the world. It also elected a new chairman.

    The alliance is comprised of multi-national and national asphalt pavement associations throughout the world.

  • Pavement Alliance Sets Goals, Elects Chair

    The Global Asphalt Pavement Alliance plans to issue a position statement on warm-mix asphalt and adopt a unifying tagline for use around the world. It also elected a new chairman.

    The alliance is comprised of multi-national and national asphalt pavement associations throughout the world.

  • Bankruptcy Auction Of Ind. Sand And Gravel Quarry

    Bankruptcy Auction of Ind. Sand and Gravel Quarry
  • Bankruptcy Auction Of Ind. Sand And Gravel Quarry

    Bankruptcy Auction of Ind. Sand and Gravel Quarry
  • Drilling And Blasting Difficulties In California

    California’s $62 million Folsom Dam improvement project requires extensive rock excavation using a fleet of drills in an ever-changing formation—a situation that presents some very difficult drilling. The project has had as many as 16 drills on site at one time with an average of 11 drilling most days. Those rigs include the Atlas Copco ECM 585, ECM 590, ROC D7 and the newest Atlas Copco crawler, the ROC T35M. In total, an estimated 1 million yards of material will be drilled and shot when the project is complete.
  • Concrete For Maryland Unveils Campaign Web Site

  • Senate Approves Highway, Hiring Act

    The Senate approved the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act by a 68-to-29 vote on March 17. Among other things, the bill extends the surface transportation law until the end of the year and moves $19.5 billion into the highway trust fund to keep it solvent.
  • Foreclosures Weigh On Builder Confidence In March

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell back two points to 15 in March as poor weather conditions and distressed property sales posed increasing
  • Foreclosures Weigh On Builder Confidence In March

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell back two points to 15 in March as poor weather conditions and distressed property sales posed increasing
  • U.K. Construction Worst Fall Since 1974

    Recent statistics show that construction output in the United Kingdom fell by more than 11% in 2009.
  • U.K. Construction Worst Fall Since 1974

    Recent statistics show that construction output in the United Kingdom fell by more than 11% in 2009.
  • Safety Coalition Backs Highway Spending

    The State Highway Safety Alliance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police are calling for an aggressive plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of highway fatalities over the next
  • Safety Coalition Backs Highway Spending

    The State Highway Safety Alliance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police are calling for an aggressive plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of highway fatalities over the next
  • Knife River Builds Safety Culture

    Industry veteran and incoming Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association William Schneider is president and CEO of Knife River. He has steered his company to 11 straight years of declining injuries by building a corporate culture of safety.
  • Knife River Builds Safety Culture

    Industry veteran and incoming Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association William Schneider is president and CEO of Knife River. He has steered his company to 11 straight years of declining injuries by building a corporate culture of safety.
  • Calportland Wins Epa Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded CalPortland a 2010 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. CalPortland has been an Energy Star partner
  • Calportland Wins Epa Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded CalPortland a 2010 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. CalPortland has been an Energy Star partner
  • Calportland Wins Epa Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded CalPortland a 2010 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. CalPortland has been an Energy Star partner
  • Sand & Gravel Mining Report Published

    This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the United States sand and gravel mining industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.
  • Sand & Gravel Mining Report Published

    This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the United States sand and gravel mining industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.
  • Sand & Gravel Mining Report Published

    This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the United States sand and gravel mining industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.
  • House Oks 10-Month Extension, Returns Bill To Senate

    The House of Representatives approved an amended job-creation bill that would extend highway trust fund authorization until Dec. 31
  • House Oks 10-Month Extension, Returns Bill To Senate

    The House of Representatives approved an amended job-creation bill that would extend highway trust fund authorization until Dec. 31
  • Labor Market Faces Bumpy Road

    The contradiction that showed U.S. employment and unemployment both going up in January is one of several complex aspects of the labor market's road from recession to recovery, The Conference Board reports.
  • Labor Market Faces Bumpy Road

    The contradiction that showed U.S. employment and unemployment both going up in January is one of several complex aspects of the labor market's road from recession to recovery, The Conference Board reports.
  • China Advanced Construction Materials Awarded High-Speed Railway Contract

    China Advanced Construction Materials Group has been awarded a new contract totaling $1.55 million for its ready-mix concrete services for one section of the PanJin to YingKou high-speed railway
  • China Advanced Construction Materials Awarded High-Speed Railway Contract

    China Advanced Construction Materials Group has been awarded a new contract totaling $1.55 million for its ready-mix concrete services for one section of the PanJin to YingKou high-speed railway
  • Construction Machinery Exports Decline 38%

    U.S. construction equipment exports dropped more than 38% in 2009 compared to the previous year for a total $12.8 billion worth of machinery shipped to other nations, with declines of between nearly 30% to 50% for major world regions.
  • Construction Machinery Exports Decline 38%

    U.S. construction equipment exports dropped more than 38% in 2009 compared to the previous year for a total $12.8 billion worth of machinery shipped to other nations, with declines of between nearly 30% to 50% for major world regions.
  • Construction Machinery Exports Decline 38%

    U.S. construction equipment exports dropped more than 38% in 2009 compared to the previous year for a total $12.8 billion worth of machinery shipped to other nations, with declines of between nearly 30% to 50% for major world regions.
  • Construction Machinery Exports Decline 38%

    U.S. construction equipment exports dropped more than 38% in 2009 compared to the previous year for a total $12.8 billion worth of machinery shipped to other nations, with declines of between nearly 30% to 50% for major world regions.
  • Construction Machinery Exports Decline 38%

    U.S. construction equipment exports dropped more than 38% in 2009 compared to the previous year for a total $12.8 billion worth of machinery shipped to other nations, with declines of between nearly 30% to 50% for major world regions.
  • Hillhead 2010 Sells Out Exhibit Stands

    So far, 381 exhibitors have now signed up to participate in Hillhead 2010, which takes place from June 22–24 at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, England
  • Cemex Earns Epa Energy Distinction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Cemex USA a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

    Cemex, an Energy Star partner since 2004,

  • Cemex Earns Epa Energy Distinction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Cemex USA a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

    Cemex, an Energy Star partner since 2004,

  • Cemex Earns Epa Energy Distinction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Cemex USA a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

    Cemex, an Energy Star partner since 2004,

  • Crh Profits Fall In 2009

    CRH reported that its operating profit for 2009 fell 48% to €955 million ($1.3 billion) after restructuring and impairment charges of €246 million ($334 million). Excluding these charges, operating profit fell 37%. The profit before tax and impairment charges of €773 million ($1.05 billion) was 53% below 2008 but ahead of the guidance of €750 million ($1.02 billion) provided in the
  • Aggregate Industries Makes European Acquisitions

    Aggregate Industries has made three acquisitions and created a European joint venture
  • Jcb Sends Equipment To Chile

    JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster
  • Jcb Sends Equipment To Chile

    JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster
  • Jcb Sends Equipment To Chile

    JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster
  • Jcb Sends Equipment To Chile

    JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster
  • Jcb Sends Equipment To Chile

    JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster
  • Bunning Blocks Highway Program Extension

    Unable to reach agreement on Feb. 25 on the Senate long-term extension of the highway program, the House by voice vote passed a 30-day extension of several programs including the highway trust fund (HTF) at the low pro rata rate currently provided by the continuing resolution and sent it to the Senate.
  • Bunning Blocks Highway Program Extension

    Unable to reach agreement on Feb. 25 on the Senate long-term extension of the highway program, the House by voice vote passed a 30-day extension of several programs including the highway trust fund (HTF) at the low pro rata rate currently provided by the continuing resolution and sent it to the Senate.
  • Group Wants Water Infrastructure In Jobs Bill

    The Clean Water Council encourages inclusion of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act (HR 537) in the latest jobs bill under consideration in the House of Representatives.
  • Group Wants Water Infrastructure In Jobs Bill

    The Clean Water Council encourages inclusion of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act (HR 537) in the latest jobs bill under consideration in the House of Representatives.
  • Msha Rules Campaign Brings Legal Consequences

    The program was unveiled last month in a private meeting with selected mining groups and some operators and then at two regional meetings in West Virginia and Texas. It is a supplement to the mandatory enforcement provisions of the Mine Act although it is not 100% clear whether this will trigger additional inspection events beyond the usual “2s and 4s” (plus any additional inspections flowing from accidents or complaints).
  • Msha Rules Campaign Brings Legal Consequences

    Beware the Ides of March! That is the date March 15, 2010 when MSHA will roll out enforcement activities on its new campaign, Rules to Live By. The program
  • Msha Losing Trust Of Rock Industry

    Trust is one of the casualties of the deteriorating relationship that exists today between mine operators and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
  • Presenting Productive Safety Meetings

    Certain things must occur for safety meetings to be effective. Consider these four phases: preparation, presentation, evaluation and follow-up. Stay on
  • Knife River Builds Safety Culture

    Industry veteran and incoming Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association William Schneider is president and CEO of Knife River. He has steered his company to 11 straight years of declining injuries by building a corporate culture of safety. Here’s how he did it.
  • Construction Contract Values

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 1 Month 2010 1 Month 2009 % change Nonresidential Building $11,156 $14,211 -21
  • Invest In Roads, Prevent Disaster

    Look straight on at the front of any American ambulance and you'll see that is spelled backward. Obviously, this is done to counter the reflective properties
  • Villages, Zombies And Social Media

    Marshall McLuhan coined the term global village in the 1960s to illustrate that television and radio broadcasts and film were making everyone around the
  • Chinese Invasion

    Take a walk through Conexpo/Con-Agg in 2011 or even Bauma in April, and you're going to notice an influx of Chinese equipment manufacturers. It's a phenomenon
  • Travel Bonus

    Imagine an enjoyable and educational vacation, with Uncle Sam picking up part of the tab. That's right, everyone in the aggregate industry from the owners,
  • Msha Rules Campaign Brings Legal Consequences

    Beware the Ides of March! That is the date March 15, 2010 when MSHA will roll out enforcement activities on its new campaign, Rules to Live By. The program
  • The Stage For Bauma Set

    In 2008, the U.S. government spent $700 billion to bail out financial institutions to stave off a meltdown of the entire financial system; the ramifications
  • The Stage For Bauma Set

    In 2008, the U.S. government spent $700 billion to bail out financial institutions to stave off a meltdown of the entire financial system; the ramifications
  • Msha Losing Trust Of Rock Industry

    Trust is one of the casualties of the deteriorating relationship that exists today between mine operators and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
  • Presenting Productive Safety Meetings

    Certain things must occur for safety meetings to be effective. Consider these four phases: preparation, presentation, evaluation and follow-up. Stay on
  • Innovations For The Aggregates Mining Industry

    WHEEL WASH Innovative Equipment Solutions' compact and portable wheel washer is a one tire revolution dirt removal system for light conditions. It was
  • Innovations For The Aggregates Mining Industry

    WHEEL WASH Innovative Equipment Solutions' compact and portable wheel washer is a one tire revolution dirt removal system for light conditions. It was
  • Best Practices For Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Arc Welding

    Self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) has proven to be a viable welding process for heavy equipment repair. It offers high deposition rates, a wide
  • Wear Parts For Mining And Processing

    The aggregates mining industry is a hard business. Each day the equipment takes endless hours of pounding from rock, steel and concrete. No matter how
  • Knife River Builds Safety Culture

    Industry veteran and incoming Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association William Schneider is president and CEO of Knife River. He has steered his company to 11 straight years of declining injuries by building a corporate culture of safety. Here’s how he did it.
  • Invest In Roads, Prevent Disaster

    Look straight on at the front of any American ambulance and you'll see that is spelled backward. Obviously, this is done to counter the reflective properties
  • Chinese Invasion

    Take a walk through Conexpo/Con-Agg in 2011 or even Bauma in April, and you're going to notice an influx of Chinese equipment manufacturers. It's a phenomenon
  • Msha Losing Trust Of Rock Industry

    Trust is one of the casualties of the deteriorating relationship that exists today between mine operators and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
  • Knife River Builds Safety Culture

    Industry veteran and incoming Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association William Schneider is president and CEO of Knife River. He has steered his company to 11 straight years of declining injuries by building a corporate culture of safety. Here’s how he did it.
  • Construction Contract Values

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 1 Month 2010 1 Month 2009 % change Nonresidential Building $11,156 $14,211 -21
  • Invest In Roads, Prevent Disaster

    Look straight on at the front of any American ambulance and you'll see that is spelled backward. Obviously, this is done to counter the reflective properties
  • Villages, Zombies And Social Media

    Marshall McLuhan coined the term global village in the 1960s to illustrate that television and radio broadcasts and film were making everyone around the
  • Chinese Invasion

    Take a walk through Conexpo/Con-Agg in 2011 or even Bauma in April, and you're going to notice an influx of Chinese equipment manufacturers. It's a phenomenon
  • Travel Bonus

    Imagine an enjoyable and educational vacation, with Uncle Sam picking up part of the tab. That's right, everyone in the aggregate industry from the owners,
  • Msha Rules Campaign Brings Legal Consequences

    Beware the Ides of March! That is the date March 15, 2010 when MSHA will roll out enforcement activities on its new campaign, Rules to Live By. The program
  • The Stage For Bauma Set

    In 2008, the U.S. government spent $700 billion to bail out financial institutions to stave off a meltdown of the entire financial system; the ramifications
  • Msha Losing Trust Of Rock Industry

    Trust is one of the casualties of the deteriorating relationship that exists today between mine operators and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
  • Presenting Productive Safety Meetings

    Certain things must occur for safety meetings to be effective. Consider these four phases: preparation, presentation, evaluation and follow-up. Stay on
  • Innovations For The Aggregates Mining Industry

    WHEEL WASH Innovative Equipment Solutions' compact and portable wheel washer is a one tire revolution dirt removal system for light conditions. It was
  • Best Practices For Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Arc Welding

    Self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) has proven to be a viable welding process for heavy equipment repair. It offers high deposition rates, a wide
  • Wear Parts For Mining And Processing

    The aggregates mining industry is a hard business. Each day the equipment takes endless hours of pounding from rock, steel and concrete. No matter how
  • Knife River Builds Safety Culture

    Industry veteran and incoming Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association William Schneider is president and CEO of Knife River. He has steered his company to 11 straight years of declining injuries by building a corporate culture of safety. Here’s how he did it.
  • Construction Contract Values

    YEAR-TO-DATEConstruction Contract Values Unadjusted Totals in Millions 1 Month 2010 1 Month 2009 % change Nonresidential Building $11,156 $14,211 -21
  • Chinese Invasion

    Take a walk through Conexpo/Con-Agg in 2011 or even Bauma in April, and you're going to notice an influx of Chinese equipment manufacturers. It's a phenomenon
  • Travel Bonus

    Imagine an enjoyable and educational vacation, with Uncle Sam picking up part of the tab. That's right, everyone in the aggregate industry from the owners,
  • Villages, Zombies And Social Media

    Marshall McLuhan coined the term global village in the 1960s to illustrate that television and radio broadcasts and film were making everyone around the
  • Best Practices For Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Arc Welding

    Self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) has proven to be a viable welding process for heavy equipment repair. It offers high deposition rates, a wide
  • Innovations For The Aggregates Mining Industry

    WHEEL WASH Innovative Equipment Solutions' compact and portable wheel washer is a one tire revolution dirt removal system for light conditions. It was
  • Wear Parts For Mining And Processing

    The aggregates mining industry is a hard business. Each day the equipment takes endless hours of pounding from rock, steel and concrete. No matter how
  • Wear Parts For Mining And Processing

    The aggregates mining industry is a hard business. Each day the equipment takes endless hours of pounding from rock, steel and concrete. No matter how
  • Innovations For The Aggregates Mining Industry

    WHEEL WASH Innovative Equipment Solutions' compact and portable wheel washer is a one tire revolution dirt removal system for light conditions. It was
  • Wear Parts For Mining And Processing

    The aggregates mining industry is a hard business. Each day the equipment takes endless hours of pounding from rock, steel and concrete. No matter how
  • Innovations For The Aggregates Mining Industry

    WHEEL WASH Innovative Equipment Solutions' compact and portable wheel washer is a one tire revolution dirt removal system for light conditions. It was
  • Construction Material Demand Strong In Brazil

    Frank Lynn & Associates has joined forces with their Brazilian business partner Magnus Landmann to release a new study on Brazil's surprisingly stable construction market along with a brief economic overview of Latin American
  • Builders Back Tax Incentives

    The environment and the economy would both see significant improvements if new federal incentives to encourage construction companies to replace older equipment with new, more efficient models were put in place
  • Officers Named To American Concrete Institute

    The American Concrete Institute introduced its new president, vice president, and four board members at its Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio
  • Lafarge Rolls Out New Gypsum Board

    Lafarge launched a new version of its gypsum board, Rapid Deco L5. The product features an improvement to Lafarge's factory-applied Level 5 skim coat technology
  • Equipment Mfgs Warn Against Protectionism

    Earlier this month, Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater addressed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on commerce, trade and consumer protection.
  • Nssga Elections Held

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association held its 2009 elections for officers, executive committee members and two board vacancies on March 12 during the association's annual convention in Orlando.
  • Philippine Mining Companies Spend On Green

    According to the Philippine newspaper The Freeman, mining companies spent at least P830 million ($17.3 million) in 2008 by mining companies in Central Visayas to comply with environmental requirements.
  • Oil Sand Co., Canada Extend Lease

    The Fort Hills Energy L. P. reached an agreement with the government of Alberta, Canada to extend the term of the Fort Hills oil sands leases until 2019. The mine is located 90 kilometers north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
  • Mobasher Becomes Aci Fellow

    Barzin Mobasher, a professor in the department of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute.
  • Cemex, Core Banks Renegotiating Debt

    Cemex has initiated discussions with its core banks to renegotiate the majority of its outstanding debt, or approximately $14.5 billion in syndicated and bilateral obligations.
  • Truck Show Attendance Grows 18.5%

    More than 8,400 work truck industry professionals attended The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention in Chicago
  • Ride Out The Recession

    Companies looking to divest assets should ride out the recession if they can wait, argues George Spilka, president of a national acquisitions consulting firm
  • Ride Out The Recession

    Companies looking to divest assets should ride out the recession if they can wait, argues George Spilka, president of a national acquisitions consulting firm
  • U.S. Epa Unveils Greenhouse Reporting Proposal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed requiring businesses to report on their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Democrats Object To Transportation Scoring

    A group of House and Senate Democrats is objecting to provisions in the Obama Administration’s infrastructure funding budget proposal that they say would have a detrimental impact on project funding
  • House Panel Backs Water Infrastructure Spending

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a bill aimed at expanding support for U.S. water infrastructure
  • Administration Halts Bush-Era Species Rule

    As anticipated, the Obama Administration has frozen a Bush-era Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulation.
  • Cat Haul Trucks Reach 500,000Th-Mark Milestone

    Cat recently produced its 50,000th rigid-frame off-highway truck—a milestone achieved at the Decatur, Illinois, plant where
  • Cat Haul Trucks Reach 500,000Th-Mark Milestone

    Cat recently produced its 50,000th rigid-frame off-highway truck—a milestone achieved at the Decatur, Illinois, plant where
  • Cat Haul Trucks Reach 500,000Th-Mark Milestone

    Cat recently produced its 50,000th rigid-frame off-highway truck—a milestone achieved at the Decatur, Illinois, plant where
  • Nssga Picks Oklahoma'S Rodriguez As State Association Executive Of The Year

    Jim Rodriguez, executive director of the Oklahoma Aggregates Association in Oklahoma City, Okla., has been named NSSGA's 2008 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year
  • Secretary Of Labor Hilda Solis Confirmed

    Secretary Hilda Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor on February 24, 2009.
  • Kremer Wins Wendt Memorial Commitment Award

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association today named Randy J. Kramer, vice president-manager of construction materials for Watsonville, Calif.-based Granite Construction, Inc., recipient of the 12th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award
  • Transportation Projects And Supporters Recognized

    Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) accepts the Grand A congressional reception honoring “Champions of Transportation” and the 2008 America’s Transportation Awards Projects was held last night at the Rayburn House Office Building
  • Transportation Projects And Supporters Recognized

    Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) accepts the Grand A congressional reception honoring “Champions of Transportation” and the 2008 America’s Transportation Awards Projects was held last night at the Rayburn House Office Building
  • California Aggregate Group Offers Smara Workshops

    The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association will host a series of Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) Workshops during 2009.
  • Obama Seeks Epa Budget Hike

    The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks a 34 percent hike in funding for the agency.
  • Safety Blues: Taking Cue From An Award-Winning Police Drama

    On Jan. 15, 1981, NBC broadcast the first of a series of award-winning police dramas titled Hill Street Blues. The drama took place in and around the
  • Workshop Will Cover Noise/Dust Exposure

    How to monitor noise and dust exposure will be the topic of an April 21-23 safety and health workshop to be held at Luck Stone's Leesburg (Va.) quarry.
  • Hart Wins Nsc Service To Safety Award

    The National Safety Council has awarded its Distinguished Service to Safety Award to W. Ben Hart, program manager of the Florida Mine Safety & Health
  • Fair Notice Argument Defeats Msha Citation At Coal Mine

    Although MSHA often seems to have limitless powers mandatory inspections, strict liability enforcement, and warrantless searches there still are some
  • Niosh Issues Guidance On Reducing Back Pain

    An information circular recently released by NIOSH offers help on what to do about low back pain (LBP) and disability in mining. Considering the magnitude
  • California Aggregate Group Offers Smara Workshops

    The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association will host a series of Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) Workshops during 2009.
  • California Aggregate Group Offers Smara Workshops

    The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association will host a series of Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) Workshops during 2009.
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding

    Self-shielded flux cored arc (FCA) welding has proven to be a viable welding process for heavy equipment repair. It offers high deposition rates, a wide
  • Drilling And Blasting Equipment

    Drilling and blasting technology for aggregates continues to grow and further optimize feed material shape for faster throughput and better quality control. Take a look at the latest developments.
  • Drilling And Blasting Equipment

    Drilling and blasting technology for aggregates continues to grow and further optimize feed material shape for faster throughput and better quality control. Take a look at the latest developments.
  • Safety Blues: Taking Cue From An Award-Winning Police Drama

    On Jan. 15, 1981, NBC broadcast the first of a series of award-winning police dramas titled Hill Street Blues. The drama took place in and around the
  • Obama Seeks Epa Budget Hike

    The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks a 34 percent hike in funding for the agency.
  • Obama Seeks Epa Budget Hike

    The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks a 34 percent hike in funding for the agency.
  • Hillhead Postponed Until 2010 Due To Economy

    Because of the worldwide recession, QMJ Publishing Ltd. has decided to postpone the Hillhead show, originally scheduled for June 2009, for 12 months.
  • Hillhead Postponed Until 2010 Due To Economy

    Because of the worldwide recession, QMJ Publishing Ltd. has decided to postpone the Hillhead show, originally scheduled for June 2009, for 12 months.
  • Mineral Production Declines Q4 2008

    The U.S. Geological Survey's latest quarterly data on U.S. mineral commodity production reflect the overall decline in the U.S. economy and domestic housing
  • Mineral Production Declines Q4 2008

    The U.S. Geological Survey's latest quarterly data on U.S. mineral commodity production reflect the overall decline in the U.S. economy and domestic housing
  • Workshop Will Cover Noise/Dust Exposure

    How to monitor noise and dust exposure will be the topic of an April 21-23 safety and health workshop to be held at Luck Stone's Leesburg (Va.) quarry.
  • Workshop Will Cover Noise/Dust Exposure

    How to monitor noise and dust exposure will be the topic of an April 21-23 safety and health workshop to be held at Luck Stone's Leesburg (Va.) quarry.
  • Hart Wins Nsc Service To Safety Award

    The National Safety Council has awarded its Distinguished Service to Safety Award to W. Ben Hart, program manager of the Florida Mine Safety & Health
  • Hart Wins Nsc Service To Safety Award

    The National Safety Council has awarded its Distinguished Service to Safety Award to W. Ben Hart, program manager of the Florida Mine Safety & Health
  • Winter Abrasive Offers Alternative To Road Salt

    Irving Materials Inc., a Greenfield, Ind.-based aggregate producer, is supplying the community of Waverly, Tenn., with Winter Abrasive, an alternative
  • Winter Abrasive Offers Alternative To Road Salt

    Irving Materials Inc., a Greenfield, Ind.-based aggregate producer, is supplying the community of Waverly, Tenn., with Winter Abrasive, an alternative
  • Intermat 2009 Runs This April In Paris

    Intermat 2009 will be held April 20-25 in Paris. Alternating every three years with ConExpo in Las Vegas and Bauma in Germany, Intermat brings together
  • Intermat 2009 Runs This April In Paris

    Intermat 2009 will be held April 20-25 in Paris. Alternating every three years with ConExpo in Las Vegas and Bauma in Germany, Intermat brings together
  • Uk Crushed-Rock Sales Fall 29% In Q4 2008

    Sales of crushed rock in the U.K. fell 29% during the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released
  • Uk Crushed-Rock Sales Fall 29% In Q4 2008

    Sales of crushed rock in the U.K. fell 29% during the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released
  • Great Lakes Shipments Decrease In January

    U.S.-Flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes fell below 1 million net tons in January 2009, for the first time since the recession of the mid-1980s, according
  • Great Lakes Shipments Decrease In January

    U.S.-Flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes fell below 1 million net tons in January 2009, for the first time since the recession of the mid-1980s, according
  • E-Waste Can Be Used In Asphalt, Researchers Say

    Discarded electronic hardware, including bits and pieces that helped build the information superhighway, can be recycled into an additive that makes asphalt
  • E-Waste Can Be Used In Asphalt, Researchers Say

    Discarded electronic hardware, including bits and pieces that helped build the information superhighway, can be recycled into an additive that makes asphalt
  • Stimulus Package May Help Construction

    Much of the focus (with regard to construction projects) contained in the economic recovery legislation recently signed into law by President Obama has
  • Stimulus Package May Help Construction

    Much of the focus (with regard to construction projects) contained in the economic recovery legislation recently signed into law by President Obama has
  • The Demise Of The Newspaper: Bad News For Public Relations

    Journalists never were comfortable with the relationship, but public relations and the newspaper industry have been inseparable since the public relations
  • Fair Notice Argument Defeats Msha Citation At Coal Mine

    Although MSHA often seems to have limitless powers mandatory inspections, strict liability enforcement, and warrantless searches there still are some
  • Niosh Issues Guidance On Reducing Back Pain

    An information circular recently released by NIOSH offers help on what to do about low back pain (LBP) and disability in mining. Considering the magnitude
  • Rock Obama: What Will This Administration Do For The Aggregates Industry?

    With many positions yet to be filled, it is premature to predict with certainty what impacts the Obama administration and a Democratic Congress will have
  • Rock Obama: What Will This Administration Do For The Aggregates Industry?

    With many positions yet to be filled, it is premature to predict with certainty what impacts the Obama administration and a Democratic Congress will have
  • Who Owns Whom

    What a difference a year has made for merger and acquisition activity in the aggregate production industry. While 2007 saw multi-billion-dollar transactions
  • Tilcon Applies New Atlas Copco Breakers In Quarries

    Every U.S. industry has its share of success stories, along with tales of failure. Any number of culprits could be to blame for businesses that don't
  • The Demise Of The Newspaper: Bad News For Public Relations

    Journalists never were comfortable with the relationship, but public relations and the newspaper industry have been inseparable since the public relations
  • Who Owns Whom

    What a difference a year has made for merger and acquisition activity in the aggregate production industry. While 2007 saw multi-billion-dollar transactions
  • California Aggregate Group Offers Smara Workshops

    The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association will host a series of Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) Workshops during 2009.
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding

    Self-shielded flux cored arc (FCA) welding has proven to be a viable welding process for heavy equipment repair. It offers high deposition rates, a wide
  • Drilling And Blasting Equipment

    Drilling and blasting technology for aggregates continues to grow and further optimize feed material shape for faster throughput and better quality control. Take a look at the latest developments.
  • Safety Blues: Taking Cue From An Award-Winning Police Drama

    On Jan. 15, 1981, NBC broadcast the first of a series of award-winning police dramas titled Hill Street Blues. The drama took place in and around the
  • Obama Seeks Epa Budget Hike

    The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks a 34 percent hike in funding for the agency.
  • Hillhead Postponed Until 2010 Due To Economy

    Because of the worldwide recession, QMJ Publishing Ltd. has decided to postpone the Hillhead show, originally scheduled for June 2009, for 12 months.
  • Mineral Production Declines Q4 2008

    The U.S. Geological Survey's latest quarterly data on U.S. mineral commodity production reflect the overall decline in the U.S. economy and domestic housing
  • Workshop Will Cover Noise/Dust Exposure

    How to monitor noise and dust exposure will be the topic of an April 21-23 safety and health workshop to be held at Luck Stone's Leesburg (Va.) quarry.
  • Hart Wins Nsc Service To Safety Award

    The National Safety Council has awarded its Distinguished Service to Safety Award to W. Ben Hart, program manager of the Florida Mine Safety & Health
  • Winter Abrasive Offers Alternative To Road Salt

    Irving Materials Inc., a Greenfield, Ind.-based aggregate producer, is supplying the community of Waverly, Tenn., with Winter Abrasive, an alternative
  • Intermat 2009 Runs This April In Paris

    Intermat 2009 will be held April 20-25 in Paris. Alternating every three years with ConExpo in Las Vegas and Bauma in Germany, Intermat brings together
  • Uk Crushed-Rock Sales Fall 29% In Q4 2008

    Sales of crushed rock in the U.K. fell 29% during the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released
  • Great Lakes Shipments Decrease In January

    U.S.-Flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes fell below 1 million net tons in January 2009, for the first time since the recession of the mid-1980s, according
  • E-Waste Can Be Used In Asphalt, Researchers Say

    Discarded electronic hardware, including bits and pieces that helped build the information superhighway, can be recycled into an additive that makes asphalt
  • Stimulus Package May Help Construction

    Much of the focus (with regard to construction projects) contained in the economic recovery legislation recently signed into law by President Obama has
  • The Demise Of The Newspaper: Bad News For Public Relations

    Journalists never were comfortable with the relationship, but public relations and the newspaper industry have been inseparable since the public relations
  • Fair Notice Argument Defeats Msha Citation At Coal Mine

    Although MSHA often seems to have limitless powers mandatory inspections, strict liability enforcement, and warrantless searches there still are some
  • Niosh Issues Guidance On Reducing Back Pain

    An information circular recently released by NIOSH offers help on what to do about low back pain (LBP) and disability in mining. Considering the magnitude
  • Rock Obama: What Will This Administration Do For The Aggregates Industry?

    With many positions yet to be filled, it is premature to predict with certainty what impacts the Obama administration and a Democratic Congress will have
  • Who Owns Whom

    What a difference a year has made for merger and acquisition activity in the aggregate production industry. While 2007 saw multi-billion-dollar transactions
  • Tilcon Applies New Atlas Copco Breakers In Quarries

    Every U.S. industry has its share of success stories, along with tales of failure. Any number of culprits could be to blame for businesses that don't
  • Who Owns Whom

    What a difference a year has made for merger and acquisition activity in the aggregate production industry. While 2007 saw multi-billion-dollar transactions
  • The Demise Of The Newspaper: Bad News For Public Relations

    Journalists never were comfortable with the relationship, but public relations and the newspaper industry have been inseparable since the public relations
  • E-Waste Can Be Used In Asphalt, Researchers Say

    Discarded electronic hardware, including bits and pieces that helped build the information superhighway, can be recycled into an additive that makes asphalt
  • Nssga Names National Lime & Stone President

    For 53 years, Ron Kruse has been an employee of National Lime & Stone Company, a member of industry associations and an advocate of the aggregates industry. For the past 50 years Ron has been a vital part of his community while raising and supporting his family.
  • Builder Confidence Drops Again

    Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes remained unchanged in March, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. The HMI held firm at 20, which is near its historic low of 18 set in December of 2007 (the series began in January of 1985).
  • New York State Legislation On Explosives

    The New York State Dept. of Labor is anticipating enacting legislation to change its present standards for explosives possession, handling, storage and transportation as outlined in Code Rule 39, last amended April l7, 1991.
  • I-95 Closure Illustrates National Concern

    The closing of a stretch of Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania this week demonstrates once again the tremendous unmet transportation needs facing the country.
  • Drilling & Blasting

    Rock drilling and blasting tasks continue to receive enhancements in terms of both productivity and precision, as evidenced by the recent unveiling of
  • Drilling & Blasting

    Rock drilling and blasting tasks continue to receive enhancements in terms of both productivity and precision, as evidenced by the recent unveiling of
  • Skf Copperhead Transmitter Unit

    Performance and reliability concerns extend beyond screening media. In the harsh operating environments in which vibrating screens are generally found, mechanical components often break, loosen or corrode.
  • Skf Copperhead Transmitter Unit

    Performance and reliability concerns extend beyond screening media. In the harsh operating environments in which vibrating screens are generally found, mechanical components often break, loosen or corrode.
  • Schenk'S Vibromac Vibration And Monitoring Controls Systems

    Schenck's Vibromac 100 and 200 vibration monitoring and controls systems also are designed to protect screens and similar gears.
  • Schenk'S Vibromac Vibration And Monitoring Controls Systems

    Schenck's Vibromac 100 and 200 vibration monitoring and controls systems also are designed to protect screens and similar gears.
  • Hydranut System

    A more elementary but possibly equally effective means of avoiding screen mechanical breakdown was recently introduced to the market. The HydraNut system, which allows precise tightening of critical bolts in often hard-to-reach machine locations,
  • Hydranut System

    A more elementary but possibly equally effective means of avoiding screen mechanical breakdown was recently introduced to the market. The HydraNut system, which allows precise tightening of critical bolts in often hard-to-reach machine locations,
  • Durex Products' Dur-X-Livewire Screen

    Several other suppliers offer similar screening media. Durex Products says its new Dur-X-LiveWire poly-wire slotted-wire screen media also eliminates blinding and plugging problems while delivering longer wear life.
  • Durex Products' Dur-X-Livewire Screen

    Several other suppliers offer similar screening media. Durex Products says its new Dur-X-LiveWire poly-wire slotted-wire screen media also eliminates blinding and plugging problems while delivering longer wear life.
  • Metso Minerals' St458 Lokotrack

    Metso Minerals' new Lokotrack ST458 mobile screening plant has been designed for improved reliability and productivity, according to the company.
  • Metso Minerals' St458 Lokotrack

    Metso Minerals' new Lokotrack ST458 mobile screening plant has been designed for improved reliability and productivity, according to the company.
  • Major Wire'S Hyperslot Screen

    Major Wire's most recent product is HyperSlot screen media, a slotted screen cloth with alternating crimped and straight wires. The crimped wires on the cloth slow the material, creating more time
  • Major Wire'S Hyperslot Screen

    Major Wire's most recent product is HyperSlot screen media, a slotted screen cloth with alternating crimped and straight wires. The crimped wires on the cloth slow the material, creating more time
  • Efficiency Experts

    In a commodity-based business, the more time needed to convert resources into revenue generally results in reduced profits due to increased overhead. This is where machine efficiency enters the picture, and there's no more important aspect of this than screening efficiency.
  • Efficiency Experts

    In a commodity-based business, the more time needed to convert resources into revenue generally results in reduced profits due to increased overhead. This is where machine efficiency enters the picture, and there's no more important aspect of this than screening efficiency.
  • Screening Solutions

    New Products Proliferate and Older Lines get Upgrades The weeks and often months preceding the larger international trade shows are usually quiet periods
  • Screening For Maximum Efficiency

    Screening equipment is one of the largest determining factors in plant productivity and efficiency. But with the many variables and other machinery affecting
  • Screening Solutions

    New Products Proliferate and Older Lines get Upgrades The weeks and often months preceding the larger international trade shows are usually quiet periods
  • Screening For Maximum Efficiency

    Screening equipment is one of the largest determining factors in plant productivity and efficiency. But with the many variables and other machinery affecting